I’ve always liked this picture, but I think it’s because of the circumstances…
It was a very quick, bang-bang kind of encounter.
I’d have preferred a bit more time to get focus and composition better locked in.
But you get what you’re given; and it’s up to the individual photographer to have his/her technique up to the level required to capture the scene.
The monkey pictured had just sauntered up and settled down as I was approaching Angkor Wat for the very first time, apparently unconcerned with any proximity to humans.
I found that somewhat confusing, emotionally.
I liked that the animal had learned not to fear humans, which I wish was more prevalent in the world, because of a profound universal benevolence exhibited by man…
On the other hand, news of over-agressive animals has inspired some amount of trepidation on the part of your more consciously aware travelers around the world.
This individual (I didn’t catch the gender; thus the impersonal pronoun) – I say – the monkey couldn’t have cared less, and moved off shortly there after.
Good on ya, monkey…