Silverback Gorilla Eating,  Hirwa Group,  Rwanda,  East Africa  by Carole-Anne

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Portrait of Hirwa, the Silverback of the Hirwa Group. This is a small group of about 15 individuals with one Silver Back, mature male. The Silver Back leads the family through the jungle & has mating rights with all the females. Kinigi, Volcanoes National Park, also known as Virunga National Park, Rwanda, East Africa, Visitors are allowed one hour with the Gorillas under very strict supervision. As the animals move through the jungle the guides, rangers and visitors follow.
Mountain Gorillas, Gorilla gorilla beringei, are highly endangered with around 700 left in the wild, spread between Rwanda, Congo and Uganda.
Canon 500D, zoom lens.
(Featured in IMages of Endearment & Other Groups.)


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  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 3 years ago

    20 June 2011 – 2 images per day

    Great vlose up!

  • marella
    marellaabout 3 years ago

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you Larry

    – Carole-Anne

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 2 years ago


  • Thank you Laura

    – Carole-Anne

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 1 year ago

    May 13, 2013

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thank you Teresa

    – Carole-Anne

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindabout 1 year ago

  • Thank you

    – Carole-Anne

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    Congratulations on your feature nicely done and presented

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  • Thank you Bonita

    – Carole-Anne

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