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"Precious" (Mountain Gorillas) by Skye Ryan-Evans

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A baby Mountain Gorilla is cradled in the arms of her mother, while her father, a large Silverback Gorilla watches from behind. Created to help raise awareness about the serious plight of the Virunga Mountain Gorillas. These creatures are severely endangered and only 650 or so remain alive in the world today. Most die due to illegal poaching, encroachment onto rainforest habitats by charcoal farmers who burn the rainforest trees down and many die due to vicious acts by warring soldiers fighting between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

All of my Mountain Gorilla artwork is dedicated to raising donations from sales to directly benefit the caring organization Wildlife Direct at wildlifedirect.org.

Thank you for helping me to help them. ~ Skye

Comments

  • midzing
    midzingabout 6 years ago

    gorgeous image,,, well done

  • Hello and thank you for your kind comment. ~ Skye

    – Skye Ryan-Evans

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyabout 6 years ago

    A powerful and beautiful image, Skye! Really love it!!

  • Thanks Krys, it’s always nice to get your thoughts on the new pieces. :o-)

    – Skye Ryan-Evans

  • Nic Relton
    Nic Reltonabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful image and a wonderful cause!

  • I appreciate your words Nic, thanks and yes, it is a brilliant cause, for sure! :o-)

    – Skye Ryan-Evans

  • ©FoxfireGallery / FloorOne Photography
    ©FoxfireGaller...about 6 years ago

    firstly congratulation on this amazing image. fantastic and also making us aware again on the plight of these wonderful creates.

    It is astonishing and almost beyond believe, that these poor creatures are still being hounded to extinction by human hunters to satisfy the souvenir market of the middle east and yes dare I say some section of very ignorant American society.

    It almost appears as if Diane Fossey’s work has been in vain. My heart cries.

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityabout 6 years ago

    Simply delightful Skye x

  • cdudak
    cdudakabout 6 years ago

    Just awesom, love the eyes on the baby.

  • Angel Perry
    Angel Perryabout 6 years ago

    BRILLIANT!!!!!

  • FAIRIEWOMAN1
    FAIRIEWOMAN1about 6 years ago

    Well done and moving. All the earth is under attack right now byt the forces of greed and wanton destruction. Sometimes I think we humans are like a cancer upon the living body of earth. Yet theres also a heightening of consciousness and evolved ways of being.

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonabout 6 years ago

    Excellent work and a very sad story, greed is so rampant all over the earth, yet there are still a lot of good people and organizations trying to save all these lovely creatures.

  • WonderlandGlass
    WonderlandGlassabout 6 years ago

    Thank you for being such a creative and evocative voice for the higher forms of life in our world. I sometimes marvel that most humans consider themselves the pinnacle of creation… and sadly shake my head at the blatant audacity of such a claim. Thank you for being a force for positive change and peace.

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