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…

Will these majestic apes be able to hold onto what little hope they have?

(Virunga volcanoes, Rwanda.)



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  • aphoto4you
    aphoto4youover 6 years ago

    wow would i love to be there with them…..that would be most memorable of my life……so sad what human race do to heart cries out…OUTSTANDING image……Instant favorites

  • Dogman
    Dogmanover 6 years ago

    I definatly agree with “photo4you” very to see what we do to animals and other beings…At least some of us try to keep them alive before they become only memories…
    Glorious capture…

  • Jan Cartwright
    Jan Cartwrightover 6 years ago

    What a sight – the whole family just hanging out. Fantastic composition with that diagonal line – very strong image!

  • cdwork
    cdworkover 6 years ago

    What a wonderful experience- Wonderful shot

  • Maree Toogood
    Maree Toogoodover 6 years ago

    One of my favorite creatures, beautiful shot

  • pryere
    pryereover 6 years ago

    What a shot, what a moment, great work Steve, are you aware of `ape art` here? If not check her out, you tread the same paths.

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottover 6 years ago

    Fantastic image Steve, would love to do that one day

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 6 years ago

    now thats one laid back ape! wonderful that they were so relaxed ! You are an amazing photographer and areso obviously fully respectful of the animals! wonderful work!

  • mariarty
    mariartyover 6 years ago

    Brilliant shot, Fantastic comp. I love it.

  • mikrin
    mikrinover 6 years ago

    Wow to sit with these guys.. What an experience Wonderful work!!!

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