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Dawn Patrol
Photograph by Michael Nichols

After emerging from the steep cliffs of Ethiopia's Simen Mountains, two bachelor geladas survey the grazing grounds where these grass-eating monkeys congregate. The Simens are one of the last remaining strongholds of Theropithecus gelada—the only surviving species of its genus.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon N90
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: Nikkor 24mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/8
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: 7 a.m.
Lighting Techniques: I used three Nikkor SB 25 flashes.


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