[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Zoom In

Kings of the Hill?

<< Back to Feature Page

View exclusive photographs and get the facts behind the frame.

Zoom In Thumbnail 1
Click to ZOOM IN >>

Zoom In Thumbnail 2
Click to ZOOM IN >>

Zoom In Thumbnail 3
Click to ZOOM IN >>

Zoom In Thumbnail 4
Click to ZOOM IN >>

Kings of the Hill? Zoom In 2

Men's Club
Photograph by Michael Nichols

Bachelor geladas huddle chest to chest to conserve heat in the windy December dawn. The monkey at right barks a warning as a family male—one with his own group of females and their offspring—approaches to show who's boss. Often the single guys ask for trouble by eyeing nearby females, "kind of like rough street kids," says biologist and gelada expert Chadden Hunter. "They're old enough to know what they want but not big enough to take it."

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS 1V
Film Type: Kodak Ektachrome 100
Lens: Canon 70-200mm 2.8 zoom
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Gray
Time of Day: 8 a.m.
Lighting Techniques: Natural light

© 2002 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy       Advertising Opportunities       Masthead

National Geographic Magazine Home Contact Us Forums Shop Subscribe