Geladas at Simien Mountains | National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2017

November 20, 2017

I received the great news today! Another of my pictures from Africa was selected as a favorite for the National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2017. This time was for the Wildlife category.
The picture of the Geladas displaying its teeth and gums was taken at the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia. In the Ethiopian Highlands, at 3,000 meters above sea level, you can find these awesome animals, usually in huge groups. Geladas are also known as bleeding-heart monkeys. On the chest, both females and males, have a bright red patch of skin.
The equipment I used to take this picture was a Nikon D500 with a 70-200mm 2.8 lens. It is amazing how quiet and fast this camera is. From the cameras I’ve tried, probably is one of the best options for wildlife photography.

You can visit the National Geographic webpage to see other favorites.

Here is the link for the other picture that was selected for the underwater photography category.

If you want more information or you are planning to travel to the Simien Mountains check their website.

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