A Howler monkey pausing after crossing over a road by walking on a rope suspended over a road. Concerned local citizens, responding to the loss of trees over time which overhang roads and which monkeys use to jump from one tree to another to cross over busy roads, have responded by establishing an extensive network of large ropes tied between big trees. These heavy-gauge ropes provide the large monkey population with a means to avoid injury or fataliities from vehicle traffic and electrical lines suspended above the roads.
The ropes seem to be everywhere. Monkeys, with great balance, have no difficulty negotiating this network of tight-rope bridges. This one paused just long enough to pose for this shot. Nikon D300 + Nikkor 300/2.8 VR + TC14E-II - 420mm - 630mm in 35mm terms. November 2, 2009.