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Fearless Flyers

Fearless Flyers
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Copyright: Jeff Kerby (jtkerb) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 88] (410)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-14
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Ethiopian Highlands [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-09 6:10
Viewed: 3863
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here two juvenile gelada monkeys (Theropithecus gelada) dominate the frame as the playfully jump off a rocky outcropping. This was taken late in the day just before the entire herd descended towards their sleeping cliffs for the day. Geladas are highly social primates that live in bands of up to a few hundred, but on occasion these bands can join during grazing patterns to form herds upwards of 700 individuals. Geladas spend most of their day feeding on endless handfuls of grass, but in the mornings and around dusk, they devote time to play and grooming. This strengthens existing social bonds and allows kids a chance to practice climbing on smaller cliffs that are not as punishing as their hundred+ meter tall sleeping cliffs.

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dear jeff, fantastic shot. looks very dangerous. really gives the sensation that they are falling into the precipice. tfs.

Merhaba Jeff,
Müthiş ,çok güzel,sıkı bir savaş içindeler sanırım.:)
Tebrik ederim..

Brilliant timing.
We can't see the cliff, but it looks tall because this is shot from below. This really makes it look like a dangerous jump.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2008-12-14 13:15]

Hello Jeff !
Wow this is truly an impressive picture ! Excellent action shot ! I like how you managed to capture the two 'flying' geladas, the really must have no fear ! :-) I also liked reading the note. Very well done !

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