Place: Pista Cláudio Coutinho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: November 1, 2012.
Camera: Sony DSC-HX20V.
Back in late October/early November we went to Brazil for eight days — four of those were spent in Rio de Janeiro, where we did the usual touristy things, including a trip to the Sugarloaf, an amazing mountain-top reached by cable car.
At the bottom of the mountain there was an attractive winding path following the rock-lined, rather rugged coastline for 2km. It was all very lush and beautiful (and reminded me of my mum's garden).
We had only walked about 200m when we spotted movement in the trees adjacent to the path and then a couple of furry little creatures jumped out onto the fence and frolicked around. It was almost impossible to take a clear photograph because these adorable capuchin monkeys moved around so much. And then, before we'd got over the surprise of seeing monkeys in the wild (MONKEYS. IN. THE. WILD!), they were gone, scampering away down the cliff-face and into the undergrowth below.
I'd forgotten I'd taken this picture — don't you just love his thick grey fur, striped tails and tiny face?