Photo du Jour: Monkey Business – Uluwatu, Bali

A macaque monkey sits on the grounds of Bali's Uluwatu Temple.

When they’re not spiriting away Uluwatu Temple visitors’ sunglasses, shoes and water bottles, the wild monkeys in Bali’s southwestern-most corner are preoccupied with personal-grooming rituals.

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Photography & text © Tricia A. Mitchell. All rights reserved.

Published by Tricia A. Mitchell

Tricia A. Mitchell is a freelance writer and photographer. Born in Europe but raised in the United States, she has lived in Valletta, Malta; Heidelberg, Germany; and Split, Croatia. An avid globetrotter who has visited more than 65 countries, she has a penchant for off-season travel. Tricia has learned that travel’s greatest gift is not sightseeing, rather it is the interactions with people. Some of her most memorable experiences have been sharing a bottle of champagne with distant French cousins in Lorraine, learning how to milk goats in a sleepy Bulgarian village, and ringing in the Vietnamese New Year with a Hanoi family. She welcomes any opportunity to practice French and German, and she loves delving into a place’s history and artisanal food scene. A former education administrator and training specialist, Tricia has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in international relations. She and her husband, Shawn, married in the ruins of a snowy German castle. They’ve been known to escape winter by basing themselves in coastal Croatia or Southeast Asia. Her writing has appeared in Fodor’s Travel, Frommer’s, and International Living.

7 thoughts on “Photo du Jour: Monkey Business – Uluwatu, Bali

  1. Shawn and I couldn’t stop giggling as this unfolded; he has some funny video footage that he’ll be sure to share in the coming days. One of the other adult monkeys nearby also got protective of her baby, which was playing with a foreign tourist. She ended up biting the woman’s arm, latching on to the skin. Bottom line is that the monkeys were quite cute, but you must hang tightly to your sunglasses and flip flops, or these little guys would run off with them!

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