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|Baboon (German: Pavian) at the Mudumu Nationalpark near Katima Mulilo|
Baboons are African Old World monkeys belonging to the genus Papio, part of the subfamily Cercopithecinae. There are five species, which are some of the largest non-hominid members of the primate order; only the Mandrill and the Drill are larger. Previously, the closely related Gelada (genus Theropithecus) and two species of Mandrill and Drill (genus Mandrillus) were grouped in the same genus, and these Old World monkeys are still often referred to as baboons in everyday speech. They range in size and weight depending on species. The Guinea Baboon is 50 cm (20 inches) and weighs only 14 kg (30 lb) while the largest Chacma Baboon can be 120 cm (47 inches) and weigh 40 kg (90 lb). A group of baboons is collectively called a troop
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This is really nice picture! To meet baboon on the beach in Namibia - it must be a very nice feeling :)
Very nice colouration and interesting note :)
Greetings from Lodz,
- [2009-09-02 1:13]
amazing portrait, good shot and caught "model". Well informations and done photo.
Good picture but frankly speaking ,your note helps understand
the picture properly.
beautiful photo of this baboon with
the water as background, fine POV,
fine focus excellent sharpness and details,
Hello Achim! Wonderful Baboon! Amazing scene. Ideal light and bright, ideal contrast and sharp. Good capture. Interesting note. Well done!