The gelada baboon -- sometimes known as the bleeding heart monkey for the red structure on its chest -- moves around the Simien mountains in groups of 800 or more. Its harem structure is one of the most complicated in the animal kingdom.
Ethiopia's mountain goat -- aalia ibex -- is found exclusively at Simien Mountain National Park.
Endemic to the Simien Mountain National Park, the walia ibex population is six times larger than it was 20 years ago thanks to the expansion of the park.
Massive erosion over the years on the Ethiopian plateau has created one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. The Simien National Park is dotted with jagged mountain peaks, deep valleys and sharp precipices that drop nearly 5,000 feet.
A local family take a rest on the rock-strewn plateaus of Simien Mountain National Park. This breathtaking expanse of green mountains extends across 256 square miles.
Simien Mountain National Park boasts Ethiopia's highest mountain peak: the 14,700-foot-tall Ras Dashen. A trek not for the faint-hearted.
The elusive Ethiopian wolf can live at heights above 13,000 feet.
While other wolves eat sheep, the Ethiopian wolf is unique in that it feeds on rats.
There are now around 6,000 people working in the local tourism industry -- providing services such as guided tours, local food, souvenirs and car rental.
Wildlife and natural beauty at the Simien Mountain National Park is helping support future generations of the communities that live up in the Ethiopian highlands.