I know that there's a degree of anthropomorphization involved, but the first thing I thought when I saw the look on this capuchin monkey's face was that he had a certain look of determination, as if there was a goal clearly in sight that he was determined to capture!
In truth if you look at images of these "new world monkeys" you'll see this is a fairly typical expression. I guess they are serious little jungle creatures!
I encountered them first on a river tour in Palo Verde National Park in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica, but over the course of my trip, the sounds they made at sunrise and sunset became a fixture of my trip through Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The noise of the jungle was soon as normal as hearing crickets back home.
No matter what, I will always look back on this little guy in Costa Rica and think that he was a determined monkey with goals clearly in his sights!
November 7th, 2013
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