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Copyright: Jeff Kerby (jtkerb) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 88] (410)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2008-01-04
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Ethiopian Highlands [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-06 22:55
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Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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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  • nat Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 24] (82)
  • [2010-08-07 0:13]

hey Jeff,

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.



Hi Jeff,
A very powerful portrait of this Galada monkey. The Black and white seem to emphasize the facial expression in this case.

BEAUTIFULLY presented.
So much detail.
How did you get "THIS" close to a wild thing?

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