H-Bomb’s Friday Photo, week 17: mischievous monkeys in Gibraltar

Hello and happy Friday. Tomorrow is Groundhog Day, during which we’ll find out just how much more of winter is in store for us this year. And perhaps by the time nature is in full bloom, I’ll be regularly posting articles again, rather than just weekly photos. :)

This week’s featured image comes from the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, at the southern tip of the Iberian peninsula. When most people think of Gibraltar, they probably think of its most salient geographic feature: the Rock of Gibraltar, the 1,398-foot-high limestone promontory that stands guard over the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea. The Rock of Gibraltar, in turn, is famous for its resident population of macaque monkeys, also known as Barbary apes. Shown here, a pair of those macaques has wandered onto a cannon outside the Great Siege Tunnels on the Rock of Gibraltar.

Cliffside monkeys on the Rock of Gibraltar

This photo was taken during my visit to Gibraltar in February 2011. (That was the same trip during which my World Karaoke Tour reached its sixth continent via an appearance in Casablanca, Morocco!) Photoshopping assistance was provided by my friend Erica Doubet-Tootikian; that assistance was limited to adjustment of the levels to tweak the colours and contrast.

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9 thoughts on “H-Bomb’s Friday Photo, week 17: mischievous monkeys in Gibraltar

  1. I remember this trip. Love your Gibraltar photos! Trying to catch up with things, hopefully I can start visiting your blog more frequently as you update. :)

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  2. WCBFF

    I absolutely love this photo. Well done!

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  3. I remember this rock from the movie “Princess Bride” (such a classic!) I imagine it’s gorgeous to see in person!

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    • @Jess: Gibraltar was certainly picturesque, and the rock jutting out of the water has a distinctive appearance for sure.

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  4. Great pictures! I love those cheeky monkeys in Gibraltar

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  5. WCBFF

    I really wanted to add a flying canon ball too, but I refrained. This will be on my wall when the day comes that I get around to hanging a picture grouping… Best monkey photo. Ever.

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