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Silverback Gorilla Eating #2, 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 African Art & Photography and Other Groups.)


Have camera, will travel!
Dynamic, documentary and expressive Travel photography with interests in people, landscape, culture, architecture, ancient civilizations, nature and wildlife.
Also interested in photographing local events.
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  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago

    31 July 2011 – 2 images per day

  • Thank you Konstantinos. Cariole-Anne

    – Carole-Anne

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    1 Image per day 2011/07/31

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    3 Images per week ! 2011/08/01

    Excellent work Carole-Anne!

  • Paulette1021
    Paulette1021over 3 years ago

    Great Close Up !!

  • Thank you Paulette. Carole-Anne

    – Carole-Anne

  • Evita
    Evitaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work !!! Congratulations on your feature August 2nd, 2011!

    You can now enter this work in our August Featured Members Challenge

  • Thank you Evita. Carole-Anne

    – Carole-Anne

  • LensTripping
    LensTrippingover 3 years ago

    Oh my…he has such an intense and thoughtful look about him! Can’t tell if he’s eyeballing one of the ladies or considering the vintage of the grass in his hand. =) Beautiful capture, and congrats on your feature! =)

  • Carole-Anne
    Carole-Anneover 3 years ago

    Thank you very much Lens Tripping. Carole-Anne

  • Tony Walton
    Tony Waltonover 3 years ago

    fantastic shot, well done

  • Thank you Tony. Carole-Anne

    – Carole-Anne

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123over 3 years ago

    Please consider adding this to
    if already added sorry to ask, would hate you to miss out

  • NikonMan
    NikonManover 3 years ago

    congratulations on your feature and a stunning capture .

  • Thank you Nikonman. Carole-Anne

    – Carole-Anne

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