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Sleeping Giant - Mountain Gorilla by naturalnomad

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Each day Mountain Gorillas (Gorilla gorilla beringei) prepare a bed of leaves on the forest floor of their mountain home. This female gorilla takes an afternoon siesta while the massive silverback keeps watch in the backround.

Canon EOS 5D camera,
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens with 2Xteleconveter at 400mm
1/80sec F/8 -0.7step ISO400

Views: 297 (14 May, 2011)

Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda

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I have spent the better part of my adult life traveling the world searching for adventure and making photographs. The world is full of the marvelous. Nature is my inspiration. Enjoy!

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Comments

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture! 11 August 2010

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchabout 4 years ago

    wonderful capture

  • ChrisCoombes
    ChrisCoombesabout 4 years ago

    Awesome shot. They are so cool to see in the wild aren’t they :)

  • It truely was an amazing experience, so peaceful and stoic.

    – naturalnomad

  • Sarosa
    Sarosaabout 4 years ago

    So peaceful! Wonderful capture! Congratulations!

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeabout 4 years ago


    Wonderful shot!!

  • Alison M
    Alison Mabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot :)

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamabout 4 years ago

    Such a beautiful image! The clarity is great. This is definitely one thing I need to see in my lifetime!

  • Robert Taylor
    Robert Taylorabout 4 years ago

    I just stumbled across this shot……it’s a crackin’ shot mate……there again I LOVE Gorillas…..

  • Cheers Robert! This was an amazing moment and perhaps my favorite capture of all my experiences with nature on this amazing planet!

    – naturalnomad

  • CriscoPhotos
    CriscoPhotosalmost 4 years ago

  • Again, thanks so much!

    – naturalnomad

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