Everyone always associates camels with Saudi Arabia, but many people don’t realize that baboons are also native to this desert kingdom. The Hamadryas baboons inhabit the rocky mountainous regions of KSA. Like many animals in their natural environment, these baboons blend in to the landscape which protects them from predators. For other animals, the camouflage effect gives them the advantage when they are the hunter, verses the hunted. How many baboons can you spot in this photo of the animals in their natural habitat? (You can click on the photo for an enlarged view – the answer will appear in tomorrow’s post.)
For more information and more photos of these remarkable creatures, please see these previous blog posts I did about them: Native Baboons; Caught in the Act; The Big Guy; Portrait of a Mother; Family Portrait; and Baboon Harem.
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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