Hurry Up!!! I can't hold this pose forever by Steve Randall
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Melbourne Zoo – VIC

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Portrait capture of Hamadryas Baboon
Hamadryas Baboons are active and intelligent primates that have captivated Melbourne Zoo visitors since 1948. Their custom-built enclosure recreates the environment of the north-east African savannah, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the complex social world of a baboon troop.

Although once hunted for their skins and used in large numbers in medical research, this species is not under threat; in fact the wild population is thought to be increasing. However, in some areas, the spread of agriculture and drought is putting pressure on some groups of baboons. Northern Kenya is facing its worst drought in six decades leaving people, livestock and wildlife desperately competing for survival.

Nikon D90
Nikkor 70-300mm VR
Focal Length 300mm

f5.6, 1/250, ISO 400

Tags

hamadryas, baboon, primate, ape, monkey, melbourne, zoo, grey

I am a passionate Amateur nature and wildlife photographer and like to dabble in all forms of photography. I find each photographic discipline presents its own challenges and rewards when you get it right. I also am a volunteer photographer for the RSPCA in NSW. I am a Nikon man and have just migrated to full frame however there are a number of spots left for additional lenses.

My equipment includes
Nikon D600 and D90
Nikkor 300mm
Nikkor 70-300mmVR
Nikkor 24-85mm VR
Tokina 11-16mm

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Comments

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thanks Larry

    – Steve Randall

  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAover 1 year ago

    A fabulous character capture with superb lighting, Steve !!!

  • Thanks very much Phil. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • Jeanette Muhr
    Jeanette Muhrover 1 year ago

  • Thanks Jeanette.

    – Steve Randall

  • TheaDaams
    TheaDaamsover 1 year ago

    Lol – beautiful picture!

  • Many thanks Thea.

    – Steve Randall

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    March 9, 2013

    Wonderful work!

  • Thanks Teresa for this wonderful feature. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • John  Kapusta
    John Kapustaover 1 year ago

    Nice one Steve and I like the caption too.

  • Thanks John

    – Steve Randall

  • Andrew Jones
    Andrew Jonesover 1 year ago

    superb detail

  • Much appreciated Andrew

    – Steve Randall

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamover 1 year ago

    hahaha think this guy has been drinking all his life :)

  • Sounds like you think he is the ex PM BH. He He.

    – Steve Randall

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture

  • Thanks John

    – Steve Randall

  • Lorelle Gromus
    Lorelle Gromusover 1 year ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Many thanks Lorelle

    – Steve Randall

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