Gelada, Simien Mountains

Photograph by Brian Shuchuk, Your Shot

A moment captured during a trek in Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia , in November 2012

(This photo and caption were submitted to Your Shot.)

What Makes This a Photo of the Day? Last month I ran a photograph of rather terrifying-looking geladas in full attack mode. The gelada here looks equally formidable, but I like the chance to focus on its beauty, especially the brilliance of the red markings on its chest. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor

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