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a gelada monkey in Ethiopia
February 11, 2013

Gelada, Simien Mountains

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos A moment captured during a trek in Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia, in November 2012 (This photo and caption were submitted to Your Shot.) What Makes This a Photo of the Day? Last month I ran a photograph of rather terrifying-looking geladas in full attack mode. The gelada here looks equally formidable, but I like the chance to focus on its beauty, especially the brilliance of the red markings on its chest. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor Get tips on photographing nature » Get tips on photographing wildlife » Watch a gelada monkey takeover »
Photograph by Brian Shuchuk, Your Shot

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