Wednesday, 22 January 2014



WILD ANIMALS by Christine

Watch my short film and let me know what you think?

My Header this week comes from Gibraltar
featuring - The Barbary Apes - Macaca Sylvanis - which are WILD Tail-less monkeys.
My Header
The Guardians of Gibraltar
sitting on the observation Platform over-seeing all they survey.
Here we have the Changing of the Guard

Let me tell you a few facts on these Monkeys and a little on Gibraltar.
 These Wild monkeys are very tame - as you will have seen in the  short film - they will pounce on you - if you are carrying any food with you - Thats why  they are fed often by a scattering of fruit.
 They look so cute - but be aware - at all times, I recommend that if you do visit Gibraltar, Walk or take the cable-Car to the top and see the amazing views of Gibraltar.

How did these Wild Monkeys arrive in Gibraltar?
There are a few stories on how - here's just one
Its said that Gibraltar is linked to Africa by a subterranean passage  way - running over 15 miles long under the Strait of Gibraltar and maybe  leads from St Michaels Cavern.

Here's St Michaels Cavern and its Stalagtites

Cave Art has been found dating back 15-20 thousand years old also 2 Skulls were found that tells That this Cavern could have been discovered and used as early as 40,000BC.

 Here's the Famous Rock of Gibraltar - which has long been considered to be one of the Pillars of Hercules, what  fantastic views we can see from here.
Here's the famous runway that has the main road crossing it also the border between Gibraltar and Spain.

To finish lets have another look at these cheeky Monkeys

Here we see Julie shaking a little with being so close,bless her.

Hope you all enjoyed my choice of Wild Animals - now go to my side bar - near my shield and see what the other Headbangers choice is.



This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Very unusual capture Stewart, where's the rock?

imac said...
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imac said...

READ MORE- click here and see rest of my post please. I edited my post and its reposted like this. Theres lots more to see.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

There was sure a lot more to see Stewart. I really enjoyed all your captures.

katney said...

You have somehow created a jump break in your post. Some bloggers will do it intentionally when they gave a very long post or to keep only snippets on the main page, but I don't know how you did it accidentally.

I remember the hotel we stayed in in India at the Tiger Reserve. There were signs in the rooms telling us not to leave windows open as we would have visitors when we were out--the monkeys.

Craver Vii said...

Thanks for directing us to the "read more" feature. This was an entertaining post. (See how self-controlled I am that I do not make any wisecracks about self portraits?)

It's always rewarding to visit your blog, Stewart!

May everything go smoothly for you this week. You'll be in my prayers, Friend.

Lew said...

Delightful little wild creatures! And sneaky also. Nice selection of images from the rock!

Christine said...

Love love love these images. Wow; what an amazing place to visit. You are so lucky to have been there!

Jackie said...

Loved reading about these creatures...and how they came to be here.
I don't blame Julie one little bit.
Julie: I'm with you girl. Beware of the li'l monkeys. (Especially after I viewed the video.)
P.S. I love the accents (British accents.) I use to love them more (until I listened to Piers Morgan. He has turned me against the lovely accent. In effect, he's ruined it for me because I cannot stand the man.) Off the subject...but ranting a bit here. My apologies.
Lovely blog, my dear friend.

George said...

You did a great job with the theme. I enjoyed both your photos and the video.

Jackie said...

It all shows up for me.
There is no "read more" (jump break. )
Looks great!!

RuneE said...

Those monkeys seed very naughty. I'm glad they didn't steal you camera, or we wouldn't have seen this.

Betty Manousos said...

oh my, great job! interesting take on the theme, my friend!
totally enjoyed your post/video.