Gelada baboons, Ethiopia

I hiked the Simien mountains in northern Ethiopia with Joshua and Nadine from Edmonton. They are nurses living in Africa for the past 2 years, putting together a rural Health Clinic in Burundi.

The biggest highlight was hanging out with Geladas, the friendliest simians anywhere.

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Protected and not endangered, these grass eaters are comfortable with people coming close. A few of the curious babies reached out and almost touched us.

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Here are more of Josh and Nadine’s photos.

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I posted high resolution versions of those on my flickr.

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Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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