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Sheldon: Gombe's Braveheart?
Photograph by Anup Shah

When a group of male chimpanzees heard the cries of red colobus monkeys—their favorite prey—in the trees overhead, the hunt was on. Up to ten males leapt into the branches in pursuit and managed to capture at least four monkeys. Sheldon, 19, emerged with one prize, which he shared with the other chimpanzees. Though a loner from a low-status family, Sheldon often shows a bravery beyond his years and is rising fast through Gombe's complex hierarchy. [Watch a video of Gombe chimps with a colobus prey on the feature page.]

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS 1V
Film Type: Kodak Ektachrome 100
Lens: 300mm f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/2.8

Weather Conditions: Sunny with shade
Time of Day: Midday
Lighting Techniques: Available light



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