The new Daily Post challenge, “Fleeting moment,” is ideal for this photo which I got when we went walking along our promenade yesterday afternoon. The weather was so perfect again, and we walked quite a bit further than usual, right to the the start of the Lagoon Nature Reserve. Years ago, one could just carry on and go wandering through this indigenous forest, refuge to many wetland and coastal forest birds and animals, but just at the entrance, we saw a sign warning us that for security reasons it’s now inadvisable to enter this area alone and without a trained guide, so we turned back. Just at that moment, we heard a raucous call, which could only be a monkey, and peering into the foliage, we saw a merry band of Vervets, flitting from tree to tree. They moved so fast that we couldn’t catch them on camera, but luckily, for a fleeting moment, one of them stopped to examine a piece of orange peel which he’d picked up from the path, and he looked straight at us, before turning tail and going in pursuit of his mates.
Jun 30 2012
A picture is surely worth a thousand words!
Thanks, Stefan. 🙂
What a perfect catch! 🙂
Thanks. 😉 I was holding my breath that he didn’t move.
Somebody loves the camera. Great shot. Be safe ! 🙂
Yes, what a poser! 😉 Thanks for the visit, f&f.
A picture is surely worth a thousand words!
Very true, Shakti. 😉
He looks adorable! Lovely fleeting moment 🙂
Thanks, Madhu. 😉
I know that they can become a nuisance , but they are ever so cute
Yes, how can one resist? 😉
Happy little monkey! Looks like the lagoon rature reserve could offer some good trails for running? And if you run fast enough you can outrun the baddies, ha!
Yes, that’s true, Marco. i don’t think I’d take the chance though. 😉
Hehe – it’s all the monkey’s doing
Monkey see monkey do?
Now there’s another saying, Marco. I looked it up, and see it originated in Jamaica in the early 18th century.
Wonder how much they smoked when they came up with that?
Now we all need some cheese!
You are lucky can make his picture, usually he will run away quickly 😉 So cute …
Yes it was a very lucky shot indeed. 😉
What a perfect shot… and you even captured the cute expression on its face. 😉
Thanks, eof. Yes, I was lucky. 😉
Oh, wow. Love the Lagoon Nature Reserve. Reminds me of my childhood dreams of being in a Island full of fascinating creatures. Thanks for the great adventure today. Wishing you and your family all the best.
Thank you so much. That’s a great childhood dream you had. 😉
Isn’t he just? 😉
perfect fleeting moment ad, i know how fast they move!
They can be like “Greased Lightning” cant they. 😉
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what a cutie
😉 I thought so, Jo.
What a shame you have to have a guide to go in there.
enjoying his moment 🙂
That’s for sure, Amar. 😉
Great photo.. and made me smile.. 🙂
Thanks, Bam. He looks like such a little rascal. 😉
I just looove them and now I am missing KwaZulu Natal even more!
Yes, they are very cute-looking creatures, aren’t they? 😉
it is so sad that we aren’t safe even in a nature area, and I’m sure the threat comes from animals in clothes, not the more natural ones
How right you are, sidey. There have been a few nasty incidents reported in this lovely area in the past couple of years.
Oh dear, no one seems safe anywhere any more
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Thanks so much for your visit. 😉
Great work my friend I love it 🙂
Thanks, jake. He cooperated very nicely for his photo opportunity. 😉
NIcely shot pic too! 😀
Thanks again, DC. Not awesome this time around? 😉
LOL,I’m running low (on awesomes),saving em for hard times 😛 How’s bout fantastic? 😀
That’ll do very nicely, thanks.;) Just joking around. 😉
Beautiful capture… got many of these little tykes… eating the food out of our kitchen, loved my buns…
Your buns?? 😉
bread buns wouldn’t let them near mine…
Tee hee 😉
Very cute. He blends in very well with his surroundings.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Yes, they are so well camouflaged, Francine. 😉
That is a lovely photo, and how lucky it was you managed to get this beautiful monkey, well done. 🙂
Thanks, mags. I was really happy he stayed still for a “fleeting moment.” 😉
I love watching the monkeys in our backyard. This week a family was so busy feeding that they were hardly bothered when I parked my car. Sad that so many of our nature areas have become unsafe.
Yes it is very sad, and I don’t think it will ever change back. ;( Those monkeys are always so busy aren’t they? Only stop to have a scratch. 😉
Suddenly my reader refuses to open blogs that I follow
So please for give me if I do not always like/comment. I do not want to fiddle with my firewall because I do the banking from here!
Mine’s also been playing up lately. Hope it comes right soon. Have a great weekend. 😉
They may look very huggable but don’t ever try it 😯
I promise not to. 😉
What a lucky shot 🙂
Yes, and it was only when I got back home that I saw the challenge 😉
Nicely done 🙂
Fell right into my lap. 😉
How utterly precious. Great take on the challenge. Still pondering my attempt…
They do have the sweetest little faces don’t they, but I wouldn’t hug one if I were you. 😉
Look at that sweet face.
Yes, but don’t get too close. 😉