Baby Hamadryas Baboon

I used to spend a lot of time photographing at the North Carolina Zoo when I lived down there.  It sits on an enormous plot of land and hosts animals from two continents: North America and Africa.  I am always struck by the sheer size of the place.  It tends to be pretty empty in the winter, so you can get a lot of good shots without disturbance from other visitors.  It’s only $10 too!

My favorite spot at the zoo is the aviary, but the baboons are a lot of fun.  Waiting for them to sit down for a couple of minutes takes a lot of patience, but this baby Hamadryas Baboon hung out for a couple of minutes when I was visiting with my brother and his fiance.  The baboons usually ignore you, but this little guy looked right at me while I was shooting him.

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