Saturday, July 16, 2011
Blue Monkeys in Tanzania
The first park we visited was Lake Manyara in northern Tanzania. Very near the park entrance we ran into some blue monkeys. We saw blue monkeys several times within the park, and again later in the trip in Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania. Of all the blue monkey sightings we had, this is the best photo of a blue monkey I was able to take. They reminded me of guenon monkeys as they have a very similar nose. Their hair made me think of Lizzie the cat - both have hairs that are multi-colored within the same strand. Males and females have slightly different sizes and shading.
Hopefully in the coming weeks I will find time to post some of the best wildlife photos of the trip.