Tuesday, May 10, 2005

the warifier

here is the baby monkey happy with what appears to be a pacifier:

(you almost don't notice the pacifier in that shot... here it is highlighted.)

however, material wealth inevitably corrupts happiness and destroys peace. the young monkey leaves the protection of the older monkeys and is immediately accosted by a teenage monkey. the so-called pacifier has revealed its true nature.

another teenage gets interested, and a three-way fight ensues.

(they are scuffling on the surface of a wooden box holding monkey park supplies.)

one of the teenage monkeys scores the treasure and runs off with it. the other teenage monkey engages in some consolatory grooming with the baby monkey.

baby monkey still misses his object.

teenage monkey and baby monkey charge! they dive for other-teenage-monkey, but other-teenage-monkey is too fast for them, and leaps over both of their heads.

detail: monkey in flight

the battle resumes on the main platform... baby monkey and teenage monkey gang up to push other-teenage-monkey off the platform.

other-teenage-monkey is mad.

I almost didn't notice at first, but there's the warifier, still in play... teenage monkey has it this time, and other-teenage-monkey wants it back.


another scuffle breaks out, but by this time baby monkey has gotten wise. he snags his object, and retreats to the shelter of the big monkey.


Blogger jenn see said...

excellent series. you could shoot monkey wars for nat'l geographic.

8:43 AM  
Blogger mysfit said...

yay monkey! good story - i was on the edge of my seat waiting to see who would end up with the warifier.

8:44 AM  
Blogger Daniel Heath said...

it's kinda cheating, though, taking pictures at the monkey onsen... it's hard to take a bad picture of a monkey who is sitting two feet away from you.

4:35 PM  

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