Baboon Roosting

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This Chacma Baboon (Papio cynocephalus ursinus)was caught settling into the roost for the night, just after sunset. The view for this primate was the magnificent stretch across the Zambezi River flood plain at the Zambian escarpment, with its veldt fires burning, issuing its hazy smoke which reddened the sky. A grainy, hand held shot… at best a silhouetted image.
(Canon 7D; f/9; 1/125sec; ISO-1600; 400mm)

Picture ©2011 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

2 thoughts on “Baboon Roosting

  1. Like Warthogs and Impala, Baboons are probably the least photographed by less serious photographers visiting our conservation areas yet they often are attractive subjects with wonderful expression filled faces up close and plenty of humour when troops are at play and even terrifying aggression on the part of the big males when threatened!
    Kudu and Impala follow the baboons around in Mana and pick up the Albida pods the baboons drop
    John Davison

  2. Greetings John – thanks for your comments. I shall place a Warthog (a record shot really); an excellent Impala shot and another Baboon image (one of my favourites) on here tonight.

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