In India, monkeys are not to be found in zoos aor behind cages – they are out in the street free to roam which at times can be more than a little scary. For example, Paul and I were walking through a wooded pathway from a hilltop station just outside Mumbai when a monkey flew from the sky seemingly out of nowhere and grabbed my packet of crisps! When were in Jaipur we visited Galta Ji temple which is known as “Monkey Temple” as so many monkeys hang out there. They pick at each other’s backs, gaze out at the Jaipur skyline and fight and play with each other. If you arrive with food they will swarm around you trying to get a piece (and they may have to compete with any nearby cows, goats or pigs who get the food first). Here’s seventeen photos of these crazy creatures hanging out in their temple home.
This photography print of the monkeys is available to buy on my shop.
Me feeding a monkey.
Monkeys picking mosquitos out of each other’s backs.
Paul feeding a monkey.
Me trying to feed a monkey before the goat snatches it out of my hand as the monkey looks on in dismay.
The monkey photography print is available to buy on my shop.
Monkey climbing the barbed wire on the temple.
The photography print of the monkey climbing is available to buy.
The photography print of the monkeys eating is available to buy from my shop.
“I’ll have that monkey nut, thanks.”
Checking each others backs for mosquitos as a pig looks on.
This photography print of the monkeys is available to buy.
This photo print of the monkey is available to buy from our shop.
Monkeys picking mosquitos from the back of a pig that looks like it’s had a really hard life.
This photography print of the monkey is available to buy from my shop.
Me feeding monkeys. Check out the look on the face of the monkey on the wall as I give nuts to the other monkey instead.