Baby Gelada, Ethiopia

Photograph by Michael Nichols

"Once they're three months old, geladas ride their mothers jockey-style. Females have just four or five babies in a lifetime but invest a lot of time and energy taking care of them—it's a 'quality, not quantity' strategy, says biologist Chadden Hunter, who has spent parts of the past six years with the animals in Ethiopia."

(From "Final Edit," November 2002, National Geographic magazine)