It was a lucky sighting: in the cool mist of the early morning, my path crossed again with a troop of baboons. They were on a mission, moving towards a favoured foraging ground and came padding by as I was out cycling in the Cape Point reserve. It’s a thrill to observe such a big troop, 65 plus animals. The alpha male is a magnificent animal heading up the front of the troop. It’s interesting to note the comparative size between the males and females. The females are smaller with shorter jaws. The juveniles make up the bulk of the numbers and there they were clowning around, romping and jostling while the adults set the pace going forward. Fortunately I could keep a good distance using an 80 – 400mm telephoto lens.