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Photo Inspiration: Ubud Monkey Forest

THIS place is why I am now afraid of monkeys. The monkeys here have been trained through repetition to know that humans will feed them if they gather in one particular place in the Ubud Forest. A behavior has been set, as are expectations. Hungry greedy little monkeys have no fear as they grab bananas and personal items from tourists in hopes of a tasty treat. Sometimes, they will tug on clothes, steal backpacks, maybe mess with your hair.

I will no longer look at monkeys the same way after visiting the Ubud Monkey Forest. I need my personal space thank you. But this guy at least stopped being grabby long enough for a nice picture.

Pensive monkey in Ubud | Bali, Indonesia


  • jenny adams
    August 11, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Holy god that place freaked me out. It’s so beautiful and so terrifying all at once. I kept yelling “I’m gonna get rabies!”

    ugh. But the scenery is totally worth battling monkeys for honestly
    great shot

  • Hogga
    August 12, 2013 at 9:57 am

    what beautiful nipples


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