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Swayambhunath Temple in Nepal is one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world, and is also home to a large population of macaque monkeys, hence its moniker, "Monkey Temple." The monkeys are used to the presence of tourists and pilgrims and regularly snatch water bottles and food from unsuspecting hands.

The animals in our everyday lives, in the environments that we frequent, often go unseen. They are the invisibles we share our parks, our streets, and our temples with. Whether it's one of curiosity, ambivalence, fear or frustration, we have a relationship with each of them.

Macaque monkeys. Nepal, 2017.

Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

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