Mount Popa is an inactive volcano in central Myanmar that is best known as a Buddhist pilgrimage site. In its direct proximity, the volcanic plug Taung Kalat features a Buddhist monastery at the top. It is inhabited by hundreds of Macaque monkeys that linger on the 777 steps leading to the top. The monkeys spend their days observing visitors, and occasionally aggressively stealing everything that’s not firmly attached to its owner. In this case, a monk is (unsuccessfully) trying to persuade the thief to return his prayer beads.
Part of my series Animals of Myanmar (6): The Thief | Mt. Popa, Myanmar