25 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Concerned”

    1. I don’t know whether a monkey could think about the negative impacts of mass tourism in ecologically sensitive areas and loss of his natural habitat…

      But, when I saw him looking down at the convoy of vehicles moving up through the hairpin bends, I felt he is rightly concerned …

      Now the thick forests of western ghats is encroached illegally and there by we could see monkeys, peacocks, leopards and even elephants near city limits …

      Thank you so much, Takami for stopping by and sharing your comments πŸ™‚

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  1. What a shot, Sreejith. Aptly titled too. The monkey does look concerned, like he has a kind of ponderous look on his face. Love angle and perspective, that he is behind some wood, and that he is “behind” to know what is going on some place, some time.

    Love the clarity in this shot. He must have a very soft coat of fur. If not, well, if not but there’s plenty of it πŸ™‚

    Looks like he didn’t notice you. Or maybe you were very quite and excellent at sneaking up on him πŸ™‚

    I love monkeys and this shot made me smile πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes, Mabel, I know, you like monkeys πŸ™‚

      But this monkey has a sad story to tell,

      The place I took this shot was in the Western ghats, one of the world’s most important biological hotspots.

      The hilly district of Wayanad in Kerala is part of this great hill range and stunningly beautiful…

      As you could imagine, it’s become a popular tourist destination now.

      The natural habitat is threatened by illegal constructions in forest areas and encroachments…

      In this image, you could see the hairpin bends through the forest that leads to the Wayanad, many monkeys are seen at the last bend where tourists stop to take photos and enjoy the panoramic views…

      Looking at his face, I really felt concerned …

      Thank you so much for your words of encouragement πŸ™‚

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      1. That is a rather sad story behind this image, Sreejith. Now that you’ve told me, the monkey’s concerned face seems magnified 😦

        I hope people come to realise that as much as the Wayanad area is a beautiful place, it is also a beautiful home to some of the most kindest, wisest albeit cheeky creatures in this world πŸ™‚

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    1. Absolutely, Eliza πŸ™‚

      The realities are even worse than the stories we find in the media…

      But, the sunny side is, there is an awakening among masses and many an organisations and individuals are working to protect mother nature now a days πŸ™‚

      Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts πŸ™‚


    1. Thank you so much, Sarmistha, for your thoughtful comments πŸ™‚

      This place is really interesting for different reasons, this is the gateway to the hills of Wayanad and a place where maximum rainfall happens in Kerala.

      But, this season, Wayanad recorded least rainfall (60% deficit) and the impact is evident already.

      At this particular view point, everyone stops and appreciate the stunning views of the green valley, but how long the green cover will last is the real concern …

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    1. The hilly district of Wayanad is part of the Western Ghat ranges and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the eight “hottest hot-spots” of biological diversity in the world.

      But, uncontrolled and unscientific mass tourism is threatening this pristine place.

      The organisation I am associated now, called Kabani Community Tourism and Services, works with the farmers and other traditional craft men in the villages to promote a community based tourism programme now.

      It was hard to spot monkeys by roadsides some time back, and as they are losing their habitat, started moving to the villages and towns…

      I just used this image to share my thoughts here πŸ™‚

      Thank you so much for your time, Dalo πŸ™‚


    1. To be frank, I was really concerned about what’s been happening in this ecologically diverse but sensitive region, and assumed that the monkey would rightly be concerned as well πŸ™‚

      Wayanad is in the Western Ghats of Kerala, and one world’s top biological hot spots…

      Uncontrolled tourism is threatening this place…

      Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your comment, Inger πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much, Paula πŸ™‚

      I know, it’s strange to reply to a comment after one or two months, but I am really sorry, my current work and my kids really makes it impossible to set aside some quality time for blogging every day πŸ™‚

      I am sure, my friends here are used to my way of blogging now, he he πŸ™‚

      Hope you are busy with Christmas and year end preparations …

      Have a beautiful day πŸ™‚

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