To spend an hour with Mountain Gorillas is one of the best wildlife experiences you can ever hope for. They captivate you with their eyes and you become lost in the moment. Your time with them goes so fast you are left just wanting more…
This large Silverback was only a few meters away from us!

Unfortunately, Mountain Gorilla numbers are small, with only approximately 700 left in the wild. The primary threat comes from forest clearance and degradation, as the region’s growing human population struggles to eke out a living.

I am hopeful ways can be found to control these problems before it is too late.

(Virunga volcanoes – Rwanda)


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  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 6 years ago

    wow!! awesome!!

  • nannajul
    nannajulalmost 6 years ago

    Wow – Love it Steve

  • Cheri  McEachin
    Cheri McEachinalmost 6 years ago

    Awesome capture Steve..awesome

  • Dennis Jones - CameraView
    Dennis Jones -...almost 6 years ago

    Looks one of my relatives…
    whooops…just offended the gorilla..
    Well done Steve

  • LasTBreatH
    LasTBreatHalmost 6 years ago


  • coppertrees
    coppertreesalmost 6 years ago


  • Miri
    Mirialmost 6 years ago

    that is just captivating, wonderful shot

  • Elaine Harriott
    Elaine Harriottalmost 6 years ago

    Amazing shot – WOW!!!

  • Maximus
    Maximusalmost 6 years ago

    Steve, I wanted to go do that, before I had the stroke…btw superb :)

  • cdwork
    cdworkalmost 6 years ago

    Fabulous shot

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