Thursday, April 19, 2012


What is it about the appearance of snow monkeys that makes them so very photogenic, so pleasing to the eye?

I know almost nothing about them—their behaviors, their proclivities, their talents—and yet I was thrilled to see them at the Detroit Zoo and have a chance to take some pictures of them. (Unfortunately, the photos don’t do them justice—and yet the images [to me, at least] are still fascinating! How is this possible?)

Obviously, since this blog is chock-full of animal photos, snow monkeys are not the only organisms I enjoy taking pictures of. But there are some creatures that just seem inherently aesthetic, and snow monkeys are one.

What about you? What animals are most visually attractive to you?

{A note: I do write all text and take all pictures. Please do not reproduce either without my permission.}


biobabbler said...

They've got nice, soft looking fur and VERY contemplative faces.

Re: favorites, probably too many to mention, but one of my favorite ungulates is the giant eland. Amazing amalgamation. =)

Lucy Corrander Now in Halifax! said...

They look like paintings. Maybe that's one of the reasons we may admire them - they are sort of cultured looking.

Anca said...

Cute furry body and pink face. My favorite for cuteness? The red panda. But you know that.

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