By Danny Baggott @Dan_Baggie
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Videographer / director: Michelle Sole
Producer: Danny Baggott
Editor: Ian Phillips
Michelle Sole, a safari guide working in South Africa, captured the comical moments of the monkeys cautiously crossing the river.
Michelle, 29, said: “I thought it was hilarious watching the baboons cross the river.
“I tried my best not to make the camera shake from laughing!
“I shot it in the Marataba section of the park in September this year.”
From leaping over the river with three big bounces, to quickly tiptoeing across like they are treading on burning fire – the baboons certainly did not follow the leader on this occasion.
“There was actually a dry route for them to take, but the elephants were blocking the way and some of the younger ones were chasing the baboons away,” Michelle said.
“I have only seen this once before and didn’t manage to get a decent shot of it.
“I’m really happy with the footage, I often take photographs but on this occasion I didn’t feel that a photo would capture the moment properly.
“It was a unique sighting and looking back at it really makes me chuckle.
“The more time I spend photographing and videoing nature the more I realise there’s a lot of luck and patience involved and It’s nice to be in the right place at the right time!”