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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Wild geladas cuddling for warmth

A portrait of Alex, a wild juvenile gelada monkey, huddling with others in his one-male unit on one particularly damp and foggy morning in the Ethiopian highlands. Alex and company have been part of an observational study, the Guassa Gelada Research Project, for over a decade and counting.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Mehal Meda, Ethiopia
Camera: E-M1MarkII
Copyright: © Bing Lin