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Chella by ApeArt

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Small (8.0" x 10.1")

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This is Chella. He is a western lowland gorilla. I met him in Cameroon whilst working at the Limbe Wildlife Centre. He was discovered in the back of a taxi when he was little, alongside the body of his dead mother and a stash of drugs. He was taken to the local police station where he was fed beer and little food. After 3 weeks he became malnorished and was brought to the Centre.

Look at him now – a huge dominant wonderful silverback…

Taken with Nikon D50 using 18-55mm lens.

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  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 5 years ago

    fantastic image,,,,,,,,,,,

  • Thanks Sean :)

    – ApeArt

  • gottheshot
    gottheshotover 5 years ago

    Primate portraiture in my opinion is about capturing expression and / or emotion.
    Your shot does both. Great DOF makes him really 3D. Tight cropping at top of frame makes the viewer keep a sense of scale of this guy in their head – a force to be reckoned with. As with human portraits – the sideways glance captures a real expresson rather than a constructed one.
    ABFAB Jane xx

  • Tania  Donald
    Tania Donaldover 5 years ago

    he is sooo very beautiful. he has more dignity than most people will ever have. glad he;s in a safe place now. great portrait. : )

  • Akkra
    Akkraover 5 years ago

    What a sad start to life, but he’s obviously well cared for and loved now. Excellent shot of a very majestic looking creature ApeArt ;o)

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 5 years ago

    fabulous image, great colours and light, well done, dawnx

  • Sue Martin
    Sue Martinover 5 years ago

    Thank God for the Centre Jane… what a fine specimen he is… you have captured him beautifully xx

  • Macky
    Mackyover 5 years ago

    A prize winning portrait Princess, so well presented!!

  • Thank you so much my dear BBoy x

    – ApeArt

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 5 years ago

    Beautiful portrait image Jane, a fav

  • thanks so much Barry

    – ApeArt

  • Lorna Gerard
    Lorna Gerardover 5 years ago

    Wow, isn’t he gorgeous? great shot.

  • thanks so much Lorna x

    – ApeArt

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 5 years ago
    hes magnificent ! beautiful capture
  • thanks luv xx

    – ApeArt

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