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Gelada at Dusk


Gelada at Dusk
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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: 2007-10-10
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-25 21:42
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Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An adult male gelada (Theropithecus gelada) at sunset in the Ethiopian Highlands.

The last extant species of a once widespread primate genus, geladas' closest relatives are baboons, however this species is highly specialized and lives only in or around alpine grasslands in Ethiopia. Their diet consists almost exclusively of grass, herbs, and their associated roots.

Like many specialists, the gelada is threatened by ever diminishing habitat loss and fragmentation. Also, because they depend on high altitude (~3,500m in this population) vegetation communities, climate change poses a particularly potent threat to this species and other endemics that live in the highlands.

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hello Jeff

with the warm luminosity and colour tones of the background
and the dark silhouette of the foreground, you did an very
beautiful photo giving artistic and atmosphere effect, TFS

Asbed

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