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The sentinel
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Copyright: Wia Kotze (viawia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 32 N: 858] (3893)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-10
Categories: Humorous, Nature, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/350 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-03 10:09
Viewed: 1595
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
More forom the Kruger park visit. I decided to first show the animals that are most often seen and who sometimes do not get the attention that they deserve from photographers... However - the baboons are always fun to watch and close to the road and do get attention from some visitors. You mostly see them close to the road early in the morning and just before sunset.

On the second day of our holiday at the Kruger National Park we saw this baboon on an early morning drive. It was cold and it was fun seeing him sitting with his hands on his feet trying to keep warm. He also still looked rather sleepy but had to be on duty. The rest of the troupe was also basking in the early morning sunlight and grooming each other.


The photo was only cropped and a small border, signature and shadow added.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10448)
  • [2008-08-03 10:27]

By Sirgardo mythology it says that these were humen being due their act that was regarded by theologians as a transgression converted to this..

Hello Wia,
Welcome again with new posts.
This boboon has very impressive facial expression of curiosity.
Interesting posing
Selahattin E

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-08-03 22:49]

It is posed so nicely for you, and the lighting is perfect. Great job! TFS and have a happy day!

Hi Wia,
lovely baboon and it is really interesting to see him actually like human, his hands on his feet trying to keep them warm, superb timing to catch that my friend,
welldone and tfs,
:) tomorrow

Hello Wia,

This is just great!
A wonderful pose and that childlike, 'I'll pretend not to be looking' look in the eyes.
Excellent textural and colour details whilst the light assists in defining the contours.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Olá Wia!
Nice baboon, his position are very funny!
About colors are very pretty!
Well Done!


Hi Wia
Cute baboon,looks very confused.
Great shot,nice details.

Funny pose. Good catch. Congrats.

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