Huge surf crashes below as a king long-tailed macaque protects sacred Uluwatu Temple.
Monkeys are held sacred by the Balinese. They help generate the forest and protect temples such as Uluwatu Temple. There are thousands of long-tailed macaques dwelling in the dry forest near Uluwatu Temple. They are divided into three groups of monkeys that cover three separate regions of the temple. Each territory is lead by king monkey that monitors their area and protects it from outsider monkeys.
Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia 2010. Balifornian Tours
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