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Monkeys of Silver Springs

It has been a hot minute since I blogged!!! I’m almost embarrassed at the amount of time I’ve let pass. Well don’t worry, because 2013 has brought a fresh start. Not only can you check out my most recent work on my facebook fan page but I will try and post every other week here as well.
So first up on the blog I wanted to post something a little out of the norm. Its definitely not your typical canine, equine or feline. No, today I wanted to post about the monkeys of Silver Springs. Located close to Ocala this natural spring oasis has brought many a visitor here since the early 1900′s. Interestingly enough in the 1930′s they filmed six of the original Tarzan movies here. With those movies came famous Hollywood actors as well as monkeys who were needed for the film. Once the filming ended the monkeys were released into the wild where they have flourished ever since. You can observe this colony of rhesus monkeys by renting a kayak and floating down the river. I’m not going to lie, it was one of the most incredible experiences I’ve had. To be that close to a wild creature and just watch them is something I will never forget. And the pictures look like I traveled to a far away land, ┬álike Asia! Nope, I was about 2 hours away from my house. For all my Florida locals I highly encourage a day trip, and for all my non locals, I hope you enjoy the photos :)

January 25, 2013 - 10:41 am Sarah - Monkeys!!! I absolutely love the first and last one with the mamma and her little one. So sweet!!! These are so pretty! You are right, you look like you were somewhere exotic, not Ocala. I wish I could swing with the monkeys!!

January 25, 2013 - 10:43 am Janelle - These are the most perfect photos ever...darn you stephanie now I want a monkey or at the very least visit this amazing place!!! Seriously national geographic watch out!

January 25, 2013 - 10:58 am Avery - OMG! How did I not know about this?? Do amazing and such stunning images! You obviously can make any animal work it for the camera :)

January 25, 2013 - 11:25 am Katie - Love the first one! Super cute!!! :)

January 25, 2013 - 1:05 pm Jen Baumann - LOVE Love love this post! You should totally work for national geographic! These images are stunning!! And the monkeys are pretty cute too :)

January 25, 2013 - 8:24 pm Cathy Palmer - You are a GREAT photographer.

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