A red colobus (Procolobus tephrosceles) and a black & white colobus (Colobus guereza) briefly share a tree in Uganda's Kibale Forest.
Uganda's Kibale forest is such a hotspot for primate research that when our group of 40 biologists arrived this August to study ants (=definitely not primates!) we received some strange looks. Why look at insects when the trees are full of a dozen monkey species?
That insects are, in fact, waaaaayyy more interesting than monkeys is a topic for another post. Instead, I'd like to share a few primate shots I managed to capture in the off-moments between photographing Kibale's bugs.
This young black & white colobus (Colobus guereza) had a lot to say. Mom was one patient monkey!
A red colobus (Procolobus tephrosceles) makes a move.
Red-tailed monkey (Cercopithecus ascanius).
Young olive baboons play with a discarded plastic bag on the grounds of the Makerere University Biological Field Station.
Olive baboons grooming.
Here's a tree. This is what most of my monkey photographs look like, alas.
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