“Geladas of Ethiopia”: a Collection of Fine Art Photos in Shades of Blacks and Whites

This collection of black and white photographs is dedicated to the geladas of Ethiopia. These monkeys live in the highlands of Ethiopia. They feed exclusively on grass and roots. We were surprised by the delicacy with which they uproot tufts of grass with their hands and carry them to their mouths.

Geladas are very expressive monkeys. Their facial expressions and eyes are very similar to those of human beings. We were surprised to meet a large male that let us know just by his expression that we were getting too close to the group he was looking after. He did not use aggressive or animated gestures. His expression and posture were enough to persuade us to stay away from the females and their young.

In our collection of photos, we wanted to show the expression of their eyes, the beauty of their hair, and especially their body language.

The event that made the strongest impression on us was definitely what we saw one early morning as the sun rose slowly, flooding the Rift Valley with its rays. At a bend in the path, we saw a gelada sitting on a stone and looking out over the valley. We stayed there for nearly 3 minutes, watching him think. Arms dangling by his sides, looking into infinity, he seemed to be asking himself metaphysical questions, or simply appreciating the beauty of the moment.

Slowly, he rose from the stone, stretched a little, and then left to join the group in a meadow. A picture of this extraordinary moment is in this collection.

Click on a thumbnail to enlarge the image.

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Gelada I
Artwork Name: Gelada I
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Gelada II
Artwork Name: Gelada II
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Gelada III
Artwork Name: Gelada III
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Gelada IV
Artwork Name: Gelada IV
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Gelada V
Artwork Name: Gelada V
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Gelada VI
Artwork Name: Gelada VI
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Gelada VII
Artwork Name: Gelada VII
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Gelada VIII
Artwork Name: Gelada VIII
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Gelada IX
Artwork Name: Gelada IX
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Gelada X
Artwork Name: Gelada X
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Gelada XI
Artwork Name: Gelada XI
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Gelada XII
Artwork Name: Gelada XII
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Gelada XIII
Artwork Name: Gelada XIII
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Gelada XIV
Artwork Name: Gelada XIV
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