Almost Human.. a Gorilla Mother and drinking Baby ..born 8 november 2012 at 20:45 in Rotterdam ZOO
Today I went with friends Jaqueline and her hubby Maarten to the ZOO .. to try to shoot the new born Gorilla Baby
Circumstances where far from Ideal..lamp light..dirty glass windows etceteras :-)
But here we are..The Proud Mom and Baby
Camera Canon 5D MarkII – Lens Canon 70-300 and 1.4 converter on 410mm – ISO 800 – AP on F5,6

Maarten promised to be a RB VERY soon ;-))

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything!

An Aaron Siskind quote

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  • John44
    John44about 2 years ago



  • Poete100
    Poete100about 2 years ago

    I know some Humans that almost look like Gorillas around here… (°_°) eeeks!
    Regardless of the conditions at the Zoo this photo came out really good!
    Love the way she holds her baby with so much love…Mother & Child…sweet!
    Very sepcial John…xx & fav.

  • Yes indeed dear Loraine .. you had a good and close look.. the love of Mother here..coming out in her facial expression is so intense and full of tenderness..good observation and thanks!!

    – John44

  • vic321
    vic321about 2 years ago

    So Beautiful

  • Thanks Vic

    – John44

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 2 years ago

    Amazing tender capture, John!

  • Bedankt Tante Dot :-)

    – John44

  • dorina costras
    dorina costrasabout 2 years ago

    Mother’s love! Great shot, John!

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenabout 2 years ago

    Een mooi moment en bijzondere foto!

  • Jacqueline van Zetten
    Jacqueline van...about 2 years ago

    This has become a very wonderful and amazing picture. The tender looks in her face towards her child are awesome!!!! Jackie:)
    PS: I see two other “apes” above :) :) :) LOL

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 2 years ago

    A mother’s love is unconditional, lovely work John …

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 2 years ago

    So moving John, beautiful xx

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseabout 2 years ago

    Such a touching look in the eyes of the mother as she gazes upon the sheer wonder of her child! How often do we (as humans) either express or identify that look in the eyes of our own species ~ yet overlook it in other beings. A mothers love ~ is just that….
    So beautifully captured ~ and tender!!!!

    M D F J I H ~ A wonderfully tender moment!!!!

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