BEST ANIMAL PHOTOS OF 2017-Gelada

A shaggy male gelada pauses during his morning ascent from a cliff above East Africa’s Great Rift Valley. Hundreds of the world’s only grass-eating monkeys thrive on this plateau in the central Ethiopian Highlands, where villagers for centuries have protected the vegetation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY JEFFREY KERBY AND TREVOR BECK FROST, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Best animal photos 2017 NATGEO