Mexican wildlife: Yucatán Spider Monkeys, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Endangered (IUCN, 2017)

January 04, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Mexican wildlife: Yucatán Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi ssp. yucatanensis), Quintana Roo, Mexico. Endangered (IUCN, 2017).

We went on a nice long hike through the jungle to a secluded cenote. On the way back we came across these spider monkeys. Initially, they scurried away, only allowing us a fleeting glimpse through the branches and leaves. But a few minutes later we found them again. This time they were not afraid. We spent more than an hour under their tree, watching these two males interact. Here they are looking at us, hanging from their tails. I like the symmetry.

Yucatán Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi ssp. yucatanensis)Yucatán Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi ssp. yucatanensis)Yucatán Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi ssp. yucatanensis), Quintana Roo, Mexico. Endangered (IUCN, 2017)   

 

Yucatán Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi ssp. yucatanensis)Yucatán Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi ssp. yucatanensis)Yucatán Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi ssp. yucatanensis), Quintana Roo, Mexico. Endangered (IUCN, 2017)

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