The alpha male Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) keeps a watchful eye over his family group

Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda

Canon EOS 5D
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM + 2X teleconverter @ 400mm
1/60sec f/5.6 -1/3exp. comp. evaluate metering, ISO400

You may enjoy some of my other gorilla images (click on image below):

“Silverback on Watch” has been featured in the following Redbubble groups:

“Let Animals Stay Free”


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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!

Bruce J Robinson Photography

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  • ChrisCoombes
    ChrisCoombesover 3 years ago

    Awesome shot. I really have to head back there and try to get some decent shots of them. They are beautiful animals

  • Thanks! I’d love to get back and see these guys again too!

    – naturalnomad

  • Kent Keller
    Kent Kellerover 3 years ago

    Incredible Bruce!!! Simply amazing!

  • Many thanks!

    – naturalnomad

  • Robert Taylor
    Robert Taylorover 3 years ago

    Superb Bruce……

  • Thanks you!

    – naturalnomad

  • vigor
    vigorover 3 years ago

    What a great series you have of these beautiful animals. A fave!

  • Thanks so much!

    – naturalnomad

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 3 years ago

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

    Great portrait!

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, amazing work and well earned.

  • Many thanks!

    – naturalnomad

  • Janie. D
    Janie. Dover 3 years ago

    my brother went there around 15 years ago and the photos he took were absolutely fantastic…..along with the stories

  • Thanks for the comment! It is amazing to be among these magnificent creatures!

    – naturalnomad

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

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