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Baboon

_DSC1693I was invited to go to Taif. Twenty eight nurses, two husbands, and me. We got to a mountain called Al Hada and were greeted by a tribe of baboons which sit along the roadside and wait to be fed from the passing cars. If you look on google earth there are lots of photos of the area and the baboons.

There’s a difference in taking a picture and looking at one. I don’t think I have taken anything unique, but it is mine. I shot it. And, I was there. That, I guess is all the difference.

We stopped here for about 15 minutes. Most of the nurses were too timid to get off the bus. They were afraid of the wild baboons. I cajoled and some of them got down. We had (at least I did) a great photo op. You could approach so closely that there was no need for a telephoto lens. Earlier at the zoo in Taif we had seen baboons behind two layers of fence. There was no photo op there. But here we were face to face. I just didn’t have the nerve to try and pet one.

3 responses

  1. Mona

    Very attractive must say…………

    July 11, 2013 at 2:18 am

  2. He’s a handsome fellow, but I understand that they’ll attack you unexpectedly. I’m happy to hear that you didn’t try to pet one! I love his hairdo. You got a good one! 🙂

    July 11, 2013 at 3:48 am

  3. WOW, he’s pretty when you see him larger. I clicked, and I was impressed. You framed him beautifully!

    July 11, 2013 at 3:49 am

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