18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Father and Son Baboon

I was on a photo safari in Tanzania. A troupe of baboons passed in front of our Land Rover. The father baboon was seated next to his baby son. Spontaneously, the baby looked up to the father right after the father had put him down. It looks to me as if the baby is saying, "Come on dad. Please pick me back up!"

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Camera: Canon EOS 80D
Copyright: © paul sandler