Gelada Charge

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Thomas Alexander

Easily identified by their “bleeding hearts” Gelada baboons are endemic to the Ethiopian highlands and can be found in large troops foraging the grasslands of the Simien Mountains. Here a group of three young males had infiltrated a group of females and begun grooming them. On detecting this intrusion the alpha male charged the interlopers, reasserting his dominance over them and protecting his harem.

Location: The Simien National Park, Ethiopia

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