Chacma baboon (Papio ursinus) sleep in trees at night and will settle a little while after the sun has done. Early to bed, and so early to rise!

This troop of baboons was already down out of their overnight trees and hard at work foraging for food as the first rays of sun streamed over the horizon.

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Although Canadian by birth, I grew up in Africa and from an early age travel became a regular part of my life. As a result I developed an early passion for my two great loves, Africa and aviation. Being fortunate to return to Africa every year with our own safari company “Explorations Africa”, all of my photos of wildlife are taken in their natural and unstaged settings. Please visit us at

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  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 2 years ago

    fantastic exposure and not an overblown pixel in sight … you must be in 7th heaven the whole time you’re in africa dan

  • Thanks very much Carol. I certainly love Africa….the only problem is there’s so many fantastic things coming at me that it’s like trying to drink from a fire hydrant

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture . . . lovely light!!!

  • Thanks so much Lorilee! I was particularly pleased with the light on this morning and fired off as many shots as I could to try ensure I got something that actually captured the feel.

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thanks very much Larry!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • MissyD
    MissyDover 2 years ago

    Congrats on your wonderful feature from the hosts of The World Around Us Group! 05/05/12

  • Thank you so much Missy D!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

    2 Images a day 2012/05/06

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago

    This wonderful work has just been selected and featured in the African Art and Photography group! This work now qualifies for our monthly avatar and voucher challenge.

  • Thank you very much Konstantinos!

    – Dan MacKenzie

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