There is a rapture on the lonely shore;
There is society, where none intrudes.
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more...

-Lord Byron

Definition of Walkabout :

a short period of wandering as an occasional interruption of regular work
Showing posts with label baboons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label baboons. Show all posts

27 August 2013

Old World Monkeys

A family together around a tree, the elders up top to survey their surroundings, the younger on lower branches playing, babies on the ground with their mothers, being protected. It's the largest gathering of baboons I've ever seen....
The theory of evolution is so blatantly apparent if one chooses to see it. The interactions between them, social dynamics, the hierarchy of the group.
They seem to be studying me as intently as I am them. It's a funny connection, yet one that seems to make perfect sense out here in the African wild.