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male geladas in Ethiopia
January 14, 2013

Geladas, Ethiopia

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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Photograph by Jeff Kerby, My Shot
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