Bed Time with Baboons

22nd March 2012
After what seemed like weeks of camp building, I finally got out in the park again last night. During the rains, there is often a storm in the late afternoon, but on afternoons when there is not, the dramatic clouds and clear light make for great photos.

As it was, I didn't take many photos until it was almost dark when I came across a troop of baboons preparing to roost in some Ebony trees along a lagoon. It seems that they regularly choose Ebonies as roosting sites because they are very tall and not heavily leafed which allows them a good viewpoint to spot predators (mainly leopard) as they approach.

It was very calm and quiet as the troop made their way to the grove of trees, stopping regularly to groom a friend or just stare into space, contemplating life.




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