Subject to Photograph in Thailand: The Macaque Monkeys

Monkeys are a lot of fun, and they are so photogenic it’s ridiculous. In Thailand, you will most likely run into a few macaques, so be ready with your camera — they’re such a great subject to photograph. Just don’t get too close them as they can be aggressive, which is why you should use a camera with a bit longer focal length lens. Below are a few shots of macaques I’ve taken in Phuket and Krabi.

Two macaques on a scooter up at Monkey Hill in Phuket Town.

Two macaques on a scooter up at Monkey Hill in Phuket Town. Many tourists feed the monkeys which I don’t recommend. A bite from a monkey requires medical attention to receive a post-exposure rabies vaccination.

A little guy preparing his lunch at Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi Town.

A little guy preparing his lunch at Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi Town — a great place if you want to see monkeys in Krabi.

One lucky monkey feasting on a bunch of bananas at Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi.

One lucky monkey feasting on a bunch of bananas at Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi.

A mother monkey breastfeeding her baby at Bang Rong Pier in Phuket.

A mother monkey breastfeeding her baby at Bang Rong in Phuket. There is a lovely mangrove forest around the pier where the monkeys live, and sometimes they approaching humans.

Granpa monkey at Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi.

Granpa monkey at Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi.

Monkey on car up at Monkey Hill in Phuket.

My wife snapped this shot with her phone from inside her car up at Monkey Hill in Phuket. It’s such a great photo!

Staying safe around monkeys
Immediately let go of anything that they grab. If it isn’t food, there’s a good chance that they will drop what they took from you anyway. Don’t panic if a monkey thinks you are a tree and start to climb onto your shoulders — it will jump off when it is ready. Do not smile at monkeys; showing teeth is a sign of aggression.


2 thoughts on “Subject to Photograph in Thailand: The Macaque Monkeys

    • Anders December 4, 2017 / 6:25 pm

      Thank you, my friend!

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