miss lisa told me about nina katchadourian and here mended spiderwebs series. i know many of you weren't fond of my spider photos, but i think you would still appreciate nina's art. afterall, there are only webs in her photos, no actual spiders.
i have more spiders and spider-like creatures i want to share (if you are brave enough to handle it) but i will spare you today. instead, here is our best monkey photo...it's a squirrel monkey, a very a appropriate name for a small monkey who enjoys jumping from branch to branch, tree to tree.
i could sit and watch these little acrobats for hours.
we saw four types of monkeys on this trip and they were all adorable. the largest monkies in this part of the amazon (and maybe in the whole amazon region?) are howler monkeys, who make incredibly loud noises that sound more like a lion than a monkey. there were many times when we were hiking or taking a canoe ride and we would hear their "growling" off in the distance.