Nov 5, 2008

The Awards Are Out

The awards are out for Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and here is one of the entries. It's identified as a baboon, but I'm not convinced. Could it be a drill?

It could be my brother, but he doesn't like to go outdoors (no place to plug in his game consoles).

Thanks for the photo, Ida.

UPDATE: Christopher has identified this as a
Sulawesi macaques-and he should know; he's working on his PhD. Thanks, Christopher. You're more qualified to run this blog than I am!

Photo source: Stefano Untherthiner via Telegraph.co.uk

10 comments:

Haphazardkat said...

oh my sweet lord....
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!

Liz said...

That is the most awesome picture ever. He looks delightfully dopey.

Paul said...

This place is quickly becoming my #1 source for facebook profile pics...

Kit said...

HAHA! I love it! Beautiful rocky costal scene... and this APE sitting there with a 'doo dee duh' expression. And a mohawk.
Great image!

Christopher Taylor said...

It's identified as a baboon, but I'm not convinced. Could it be a drill?

Neither. It's one of the Sulawesi macaques.

jenjen said...

Nice Wire reference though. Dugga dugga dugga!

Vanessa said...

I half expect him to say 'The surf here is great, dude!'.
Awesome, awesome picture!

omgwtf said...

those orange eyes are kind of chill-inducing...

Bunk Strutts said...

Isn't that Wilson from the Tom Hanks movie "Castaway?"

ZenKai said...

I swear, it looks fake! I'd have lay down money that was 3DR