19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Olive baboon siblings trade grooming tips in Tanzania

It doesn't take long after arriving in Tanzania before you realize the country has developed a culture of coexistence with the wildlife and the landscape. Olive baboons are ever-present, and they do their best to blend in. Sometimes you forget they're there at all. But if you stop to watch, you see some truly intimate moments, like this older baboon sibling we saw along the road to Lake Manyara National Park, teaching the younger baboon the fine art of grooming.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Tanzania
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Chris Hatfield