Photograph by Michael Nichols
Shrieking wildly and flashing stiletto-like incisors, a male gelada crouches to block another male's attack. "The screeching, catlike pose is basically defensive," says Hunter. The gelada at right had gotten too close to a female in his assailant's unit. Males battle aggressively for the coveted position of family male, but they use their teeth mostly to intimidate, rarely to cause harm.
|Camera: Canon EOS 1V
Film Type: Kodak Ektachrome 100
Lens: Canon 600mm f/4
Speed and F-Stop: 1/500 @ f/5.6
||Weather Conditions: Sunny|
Time of Day: 4 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: Sunlight