Found this big guy seated cross-legged....quiet and still perched high up in a
tree on the Rio Negro..
He's - perhaps - one of the only albino howler monkeys in all of Costa Rica.
Due to genetic mutations he arrived in this world with an orange coat instead of the typical black of the howler.
Lacking the ability to camouflage and protect himself from prey...he's ostracized from his tribe.
He spends his days alone.
In silent meditation.
Or - so it occurred to me.
Recently - I'm told - there has been a lady friend lurking.
There is love. There is hope.
He will reproduce and survive..
Nature always has a plan.