Bruno D'Amicis - Early morning in the forest

Bruno D'Amicis - Early morning in the forest

On a recent trip to the remote region of Kafa in the South of Ethiopia, I could enjoy the very last remains of the lush Afromontane evergreen coffee forests that once covered a large portion of the Country. This habitat is disappearing with a rate of 8% of its surface lost every year. If nothing will be done to invert the trend, this forest will be gone by the year 2020. The beautiful Black & white colobus (or Guereza) is surely the most visible inhabitant of this environment. While on a morning hike, I spotted two of them behind some thick foliage. Just for fun, I manually focused my 500 mm to frame them directly behind meters of bushes, as perhaps our Sandra could much better do with a wild flower. I took two shots and, before I could improve the composition, they moved away. What came out is a rather confused image, yet the closest I could get to portray the essence of that place and its fragile destiny.

Location: Kafa, Ethiopia

Posted on 20.03.2012
Photo info - DSLR, 500/4, tripod
Tags: bruno damicis colobus ethiopia green guereza kafa monkey rainforest wildlife photography
Bruno D'Amicis - Early morning in the forest

Bruno D'Amicis - Early morning in the forest

On a recent trip to the remote region of Kafa in the South of Ethiopia, I could enjoy the very last remains of the lush Afromontane evergreen coffee forests that once covered a large portion of the Country. This habitat is disappearing with a rate of 8% of its surface lost every year. If nothing will be done to invert the trend, this forest will be gone by the year 2020. The beautiful Black & white colobus (or Guereza) is surely the most visible inhabitant of this environment. While on a morning hike, I spotted two of them behind some thick foliage. Just for fun, I manually focused my 500 mm to frame them directly behind meters of bushes, as perhaps our Sandra could much better do with a wild flower. I took two shots and, before I could improve the composition, they moved away. What came out is a rather confused image, yet the closest I could get to portray the essence of that place and its fragile destiny.

Location: Kafa, Ethiopia

Posted on 20.03.2012
Photo info - DSLR, 500/4, tripod
Tags: bruno damicis colobus ethiopia green guereza kafa monkey rainforest wildlife photography