This big, gorgeous gorilla had a very runny nose…Don’t know if you can see it here without being able to zoom in….And he just looked so sad…I hope that wasn’t how he really felt…..I love these guys so much…

San Francisco Zoo, San Francisco, CA
Canon 5D Mark II
Photoshop action from apples & sisters resources, modified
Photoshop CS6


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  • trish725
    trish725about 1 year ago

    Wonderful work on this, Laurie :-) I feel so sorry for these poor animals all caged up, even when I know they may not survive in the wild

  • I know, me too, trish….Thank you so very much for the kind words!!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

  • John Velocci
    John Velocciabout 1 year ago

  • swaby
    swabyabout 1 year ago

    Doesn’t look happy for sure but can you blame it? Its a wonderful capture, the tones and softness go quite well with its expression! Love this Laurie!

  • No, can’t blame him, poor thing!!! But I’m so glad you love this, dear swaby….Thank you so, so much for your wonderful support!!!! :))))

    – Laurie Search

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 1 year ago

    Fantastic, a wonderful capture of our distant cousins …

  • Thank you very, very much, Tom, for the lovely compliment!!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

    JOSEPHMAZZUCCOabout 1 year ago

    Engaging and thought provoking image.. An excellent photo, Laurie!

  • I really appreciate that, Joseph!!!! Thank you so, so much!!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindabout 1 year ago

  • Thank you SOOOOO much for the wonderful feature!!!! I’m thrilled!!!! :)))xo

    – Laurie Search

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    Congratulations on your feature nicely done and presented

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  • Thank you so much, dear bonita!!! I appreciate it!!! :)))xo

    – Laurie Search

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful, Laurie. I love the tones too.

  • Thank you so, so much, Ursula!!!! Truly appreciated!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

  • lumiwa
    lumiwaabout 1 year ago

    great work!

  • Thank you so very much, lumiwa!! I appreciate that!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

  • JEZ22
    JEZ22about 1 year ago

    Excellent shot Laurie

  • Thank you soooooo much, my friend!!!! I appreciate it!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

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