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Intense by WindInTheCoffeeCup Intense by WindInTheCoffeeCup
EDIT: OH MY WORD! A DD! THIS IS SO INSANELY AMAZING AND WONDERFUL! THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH TO Leafbreeze7 AND Anoya AND ALL OF YOU GUYS FOR YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT! IT MEANS SO MUCH TO ME! :hug:

Mandrills are closely related to the baboons and even more closely to the drill. Mandrills mostly live in tropical rainforests and forest-savanna mosaics. They live in groups called hordes. Hordes often number in the hundreds, possibly averaging around 620 individuals and reaching as many as 845(!!!).
Mandrills have an omnivorous diet consisting mostly of fruits and insects.
The mandrill is considered vulnerable and is affected by deforestation. However, hunting for bushmeat is the more direct threat. Mandrills are particularly threatened in the Republic of the Congo.

Taken at the Denver Zoo.
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Very nice framing, beautiful colors and details!

Intense by WindInTheCoffeeCup ( Suggested by Leafbreeze7 and Featured by Anoya )
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GregorKerle Apr 14, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
awesomeness:clap:
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WindInTheCoffeeCup Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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GregorKerle Apr 14, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Most welcome =)
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LMM-Photograghy07 Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW! THS IS JUST......WOW! definitely DD worthy :) 
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WindInTheCoffeeCup Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :tighthug:
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UnstableReactor Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, those eyes and that colouration on it's skin! I've never actually seen a mandrill in real photos or in real life before, this is a really interesting shot of one! Their faces are longer than I thought they'd be, not as forward facing as a baboon's. Great photo!
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WindInTheCoffeeCup Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
They are really interesting animals. It was a lot of fun to watch them.
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WendyMitchell Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcrazy-4-animals: Congratulations! This work has been included in our latest Friday Feature www.deviantart.com/journal/Fri…
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WindInTheCoffeeCup Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much!
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Anoya Feb 5, 2014   Photographer
I've featured your work here: APN Daily Deviations - January 2014! Heart
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