21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
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A young baboon female is greeting the newest member of the troop. The baby she is lifting is not hers, baboons are very gentle and often show affection to infants. Females that don't have their own infant yet can be pretty obsessed with babies from others... This young male is quite happy with this kind of treatment and displays a happy face with a wide open mouth.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Namibia
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Guilhem Duvot