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Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda | 2013

Photographing animals takes skill and luck, and Lynn Novatt of Santa Monica had both with this shot in Volcanoes National Park, or Parc National des Volcans, in northwestern Rwanda. The golden monkey was high up among dense trees but exposed to sunlight, so the picture captured the details of its coat and the gleam in its eyes. "A trek in Rwanda is a trip highlight for many travelers," Novatt wrote. "Now, I can attest to that myself."

Lynn Novatt
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