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Baboon relaxing
Photographer: Sarah Bessing
Location: Oakland, CA, USA
What brought me to this baboon's enclosure was the birth of a baboon. Only 4 days old, his mother held him tight against her, so I couldn't get a clear photo of them together. But I was able to capture this (captive) dominant male, relaxed on a wooden platform. I suppose he's observing all the zoo visitors just as much as we were observing him. I love the Oakland zoo for giving their animals a natural, enriching environment as well as doing educational outreach to support wildlife organizations across the world.
Digital Alterations: 
contrast, cropped, brightness, sharpness
Camera Information: Nikon D5200; Nikkor 55-300mm lens, Zeikos CPL
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