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|Gelada monkey (Theropithecus gelada)|
Primate endemic to the Ethiopian Highlands.
This is an adult male. Taken in the late afternoon before the herd (sometimes 300+ individuals) returned to the cliffs where they they sleep.
Live at high altitude, >3,200m.
Eat mostly grass/herbs.
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- [2010-08-07 0:13]
This is an amazing shot. You managed to get so close to this Gelada, and really capture their emotion. They seem deep in thought, completely oblivious to your presence.
The monochromatic look was a good choice. It forces us to look deeper into the subject matter, rather than casually applaud a pretty picture.
A very powerful portrait of this Galada monkey. The Black and white seem to emphasize the facial expression in this case.
So much detail.
How did you get "THIS" close to a wild thing?