January 14, 2013

Geladas, Ethiopia

Photograph by Jeff Kerby, My Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A group of juvenile male gelada baboons gives chase to a male in charge of a family. These highly social primates are often squabbling over females, occasionally with deadly consequences. I was standing nearby monitoring another member of the population when the charge erupted. I managed a quick shot before the scene passed me (closely) by. Photo was taken in the Ethiopian Highlands, the only place where wild geladas can still be found.

(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)


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11 comments
Rio Aditiyono
Rio Aditiyono

Aliens??? Look at those jaws it looks like those Alien jaw coming out from their mouth LOL

Denise Aulie
Denise Aulie

Jeff, you were Johnny-On-The-Spot with this shot.  Great reaction time.  This is a conversation piece.

Josh Blood
Josh Blood

Great shot Jeff Kerby.
I never knew that their mouths opened so wide.
It is reminiscent of a shark in that its mouth opens and the jaws extends outwards.

Once again
Once again

what a poor old male he must run in front of all of these teeth and warning raised tails.

Rebecca Rose
Rebecca Rose

Those are the scariest looking primates I've ever seen.

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