My African Alphabet continues...
B is for Baboon
Evening drives on the Serengeti are a magical event. The setting sun casts a golden glow on all it touches and we are priviliged to watch the animals make their preparations for night-time.
Baboon mothers round up their tired babes and climb into leafy nests high up in the trees. Others in the troop spend time grooming one another, an activity that not only keeps them clean and free of parasites, but
individuals together as family.
Males often take on the role of child-minder, exhibiting much patience with the youngsters who clamber boldly over them and tug at their ears. Nonetheless, these males are warriors and one must take care not to agitiate them.
As light begins to fade, the last stragglers make their way to the trees to sleep. They must be up as dawn breaks to begin their long day's foraging once more....
These Olive Baboons were one of my greatest challenges to photograph.
Although highly sociable in groups, they shy away from people and we may view them only from a distance.
For more A - Z letters, be sure to pop by Arlee Bird's site and see what other have done with the letter B!
And as it's Saturday, I will also link up with Misty Dawn's Camera Critters, another great meme to check out!