Silverback Gorilla, 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 Nature in its Entirety & Other Groups.)

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  • ChrisCoombes
    ChrisCoombesover 3 years ago

    AMAZING shot!!!

  • Thank you Chris. Carole-Anne

    – Carole-Anne

  • Redpopy
    Redpopyover 3 years ago

    Contrast and that stare – contemplating perhaps us humans

  • Thank you Redpopy. Very much so I think. Carole-Anne

    – Carole-Anne

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

    20 June 2011 – 2 images per day

  • marella
    marellaover 3 years ago

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you Larry

    – Carole-Anne

  • ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ
    ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђ...about 3 years ago

    ☻/ღ˚ •。* ♥ ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛★* 。 ღ˛° 。* °♥ ˚ • ★ ˚ .ღ 。
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    ˛˚ღ •˚ ˚…just sprinkling a little Love on your page. ~♥~˚ ✰* ★
    / \ ˚. ★ ˛ ˚♥ ✰。˚ ˚ღ。* ˛˚ ♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★ღWonderful capture nice clarity and detail nice focus and framing wonderful colour precious Nciely done and presented hugs.

  • Thank you Bonita

    – Carole-Anne

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


    29 January 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Thank you Konstantinos

    – Carole-Anne

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work… Congratulations on your feature !!!
    Nature In Its Entirety-NOTHING MAN MADE FEATURES February 3rd 2012


    This work is eligible to enter in our Featured Work February 2012 Challenge
    Good Luck

  • Thank you Evita

    – Carole-Anne

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindover 1 year ago

  • Thank you

    – Carole-Anne

  • ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ

    Congratulatons on your feature nicely done and presented
    (\ /)
    ( . .)♥
    b(”)(”)

  • Thank you Bonita

    – Carole-Anne

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