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Nanwan Monkey Island
Hainan, China

They are so cute but you cannot go too near because their mothers are very protective and will attack you.
This is one of the series of the macaque monkeys . April 2013 ,visited the Nanwan Monkey island which is located on the south coast of Hainan, the southernmost province of China. The island is a state-protected nature reserve of 1000 hectares which was established in 1965.There are more than 2,000 wild macaque monkeys One can only reach there by over water cable car ,the longest in China 2,138 metres. Nanwan Monkey Island is located in Lingshui county on the south coast of Hainan, the southernmost province of China. The island is a state-protected nature reserve for macaque monkeys.

This is a baby macaque monkey and there were lots of them with their mothers when we were there. They were very mischievous and visitors had to protect their belongings.These monkeys were very quick to ‘attack’ you if they suspect that you are hiding food ( not allowed to feed them in the reserve).One is not advised to put your hands into your pockets or to take things out of your backpack ( we learnt the hard way because we did not read the lengthy instructions what not to do on the island). You were also advised not to stare at them or go close because they are very protective of their babies. I enjoyed myself so much there because it was such a joy to see wild and free monkeys happily eating the plentiful fruits from the tropical forest, grooming and in a safe environment. I also found out that these monkeys love water and can swim very well.I was so mesmerised to see them in the water, they appeared to be able to dive and hold their breath for quite a distance.

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  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 1 year ago

    Yes, without a doubt, VERY loveable :)
    Beautiful pic Pat.

  • Thank you very much Maree. I could stay there all day just watching them interacting with each other.The funny thing was that they all have a siesta in the afternoon.Some looked as if they would fall out of the branches fast asleep : )

    – patcheah

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 1 year ago

    Marvelous image, so cute!

  • Thank you very much Glenn.He is gorgeous : )

    – patcheah

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 1 year ago

    I had a Capuchin monkey named Moto. Love him dearly. Your friend here reminds me of him and his expression.

  • Thank you very much Donna. I have some Capuchin monkeys in my portfolio and they are gorgeous,very human like.

    – patcheah

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 1 year ago

    Such a sad little face!

  • Much appreciated Shulie.

    – patcheah

  • Andrew  Makowiecki
    Andrew Makowi...over 1 year ago

    A very cute picture Pat and beautifully processed

  • Thank you so much Andrew for this honour : )

    – patcheah

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibover 1 year ago

    Fabulous portrait Pat!

  • Thank you very much Arfan.

    – patcheah

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 1 year ago

    What an adorable little face! Love the intense eye contact!

  • Thank you very much Angie : )

    – patcheah

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

  • I am so happy Gena to have this honour.Thank you so much : )

    – patcheah

  • Robin King
    Robin Kingover 1 year ago

    That face!!! Extraordinary…so beautiful, so sweet.

  • So human like,the way she looked at me.Scary in a way but she is so beautiful.Thank you very much Robin.

    – patcheah

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    July 6, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • WOW! So thrilled to see your beautiful banner! Thank you so much Teresa : )

    – patcheah

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