We always tour Alturas - nestled in the jungle above Dominical, Costa Rica - during our stay. Here, tourists and volunteers alike can relish a stunning view and help wildlife at the same time.
Last week, a blog visitor worried that I get too close to the animals and birds I photograph. Since someone stole my camera last year with my kick-ass zoom lens, you won't have to worry about that while surveying this post. I was left with my i-phone and crickets.
At Alturas, if you get too close to the capuchin monkey enclosure, tiny fingers may throw a rock your way - or worse.
Follow my feet...
This young lady was not part of the team. She is a lonely, wild squirrel monkey, enthralled with her kin inside the enclosure.
The whale's tail is a theme in these parts because of the famous Whale's Tail beach in nearby Uvita.
This monkey was so mad at us!