Into The Light
The baboon is a common sighting in Africa. I remember that on my first trip to Kenya, we drove past a troupe sitting by the side of the road, taking advantage of the leftovers that drivers throw out the window.
Intimidating and powerful, opportunistic and confident, baboons aren’t afraid to be in the vicinity of people, or to take a chance and raid a kitchen. As a result, they don’t have the best reputation.
They’re also difficult to photograph. The baboons that live in reserves are not used to humans and must elude predators. They are therefore skittish, avoid eye contact and don’t sit still for very long. However, this troupe lives in Arusha National Park, a reserve where there are no lions, leopards or hyenas to look out for and because of the lack of threats they face, they were much more relaxed in our presence.
The golden sunlight was filtering down through the forest canopy and this young Olive baboon happened to look up at exactly the right time. I came away with a photo of a baboon that I was thrilled with and I’ve made a promise to give them more time in front of the camera in the future.
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