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Between reminiscence.. &quot;Bonnet Macaque&quot;<br />
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I framed this image during my recent visit to a &quot;holy&quot; place (a hill) called Shivaganga, less than 45 mins drive from my place, and more than an hour and a half long hike to the top of the hill from the bottom (1,368 m high). The hill gets its name because it appears like Shiva-lingam when seen from a distance, and a small stream locally named &quot;Ganga&quot; used to flow / flows alongside the hill.<br />
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Also, when it is seen from another side, it looks like &quot;Nandi&quot;; another hindu god (a bull that&#039;s worshipped). Find more info. on the place here:<br />
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shivagange" rel="nofollow">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shivagange</a><br />
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Bonnet Macaques can be found in large numbers all over the hill, and they are very mischievous when hungry. They readily snatch whatever people carry with them, or at least they try to. One should be careful of their belongings while walking in their territory. They mostly look for food from the visitors to the hill, and aren&#039;t dangerous normally. Bonnet macaque,Geotagged,India,Macaca radiata,monkey,old world,shivagange Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Between reminiscence..

"Bonnet Macaque"

I framed this image during my recent visit to a "holy" place (a hill) called Shivaganga, less than 45 mins drive from my place, and more than an hour and a half long hike to the top of the hill from the bottom (1,368 m high). The hill gets its name because it appears like Shiva-lingam when seen from a distance, and a small stream locally named "Ganga" used to flow / flows alongside the hill.

Also, when it is seen from another side, it looks like "Nandi"; another hindu god (a bull that's worshipped). Find more info. on the place here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shivagange

Bonnet Macaques can be found in large numbers all over the hill, and they are very mischievous when hungry. They readily snatch whatever people carry with them, or at least they try to. One should be careful of their belongings while walking in their territory. They mostly look for food from the visitors to the hill, and aren't dangerous normally.

    comments (6)

  1. Amazing portrait! Posted 7 years ago
    1. Thanks, Jivko. Posted 7 years ago
  2. That is one sharp portrait...wow! Posted 7 years ago
    1. I hadn't expected such sharpness @ F 250mm with a kit lens, and I'm glad I have made a sharp portrait of the mammal! Posted 7 years ago
      1. With good light and contrast and a steady hand, it's very much possible as you just demonstrated. Posted 7 years ago
        1. Right :) Posted 7 years ago

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The bonnet macaque is a macaque endemic to southern India. Its distribution is limited by the Indian Ocean on three sides and the Godavari and Tapti Rivers along with a related competing species of rhesus macaque in the north. Land use changes in last few decades have resulted in changes in its distribution boundaries with the rhesus macaque, raising concern for its status in the wild.

Similar species: Primates
Species identified by Avinash Krishnamurthy
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By Avinash Krishnamurthy

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Uploaded Feb 14, 2015. Captured Jan 25, 2015 13:59 in Kudur-Shivagange Road, Shivaganga, Karnataka 562111, India.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/9.0
  • 1/83s
  • ISO100
  • 250mm