Gelada, Simien mountains, Ethiopia


Patrick Quillard’s (French, unknown DOB), photo of a gelada monkey; absolute winner of the Black and White Photo Awards, 2023.

From the online website of  Amateur Photographer



The phototographer said: 

‘Suddenly and for a brief moment, he turned towards me, looked at me intensely and I understood the full force of his dominance over his troops. It was an unforgettable moment for me, exactly what I was looking to bring out through a photograph‘. 

This species is under increasing pressure for the loss of its habitat.






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