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Protective depths A Mountain Gorilla peers from the protective depths of the Bwindi impenetrable forest Gorilla beringei beringei,Mountain gorilla,ape,bwindi,gorilla,uganda,wildlife Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Protective depths

A Mountain Gorilla peers from the protective depths of the Bwindi impenetrable forest

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  1. Awesome! Did you have a sitdown with them? Tell us more :) Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thanks fchristant! Not far off a sit down in fact! I hiked with some rangers for several hours up steep mountain passes in the bwindi forest to find this family and was told, at best, that i could get within 7m. However I sat still and calmly and slowly but surely the gorillas came to check me out. This female was skittish on account of her new born and did charge a ranger at one point but generally they we happy to go about their daily routine. It was an honour. The silverback was very shy and would pull foliage over himself to shield himself from view. Odd for an animal so large and powerful to be so shy. Beautiful and enigmatic animals and i would urge all who haven't seen them in their natural habitat to do so and to support the amazing work the Rangers do for them. Posted 6 years ago
      1. Thank you for an amazing story. I hear so often that the male is 99% bluff, it really is a friendly giant. I've always wondered how they take the usage of cameras. Does the sound upset them? Posted 6 years ago
        1. To be honest they completely ignore, to the extent they will actively avoid eye contact. The camera shutter doesn't seem to worry them, although I tend to shoot on quiet continuous around animals, it was more proximity that worried them, unless they come to check you out. Posted 6 years ago
  2. Great photo - absolutely awesome! Posted 6 years ago
  3. Love this! Posted 6 years ago
  4. Amazing photo! Posted 6 years ago
  5. Great catch , superb Posted 6 years ago

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The mountain gorilla is one of the two subspecies of the eastern gorilla. There are two populations. One is found in the Virunga volcanic mountains of Central Africa, within three National Parks: Mgahinga, in south-west Uganda; Volcanoes, in north-west Rwanda; and Virunga in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo . The other is found in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Some primatologists say that the Bwindi population in Uganda may be a separate subspecies, though no description has.. more

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Uploaded Jul 5, 2016. Captured Jan 14, 2016 10:40.
  • NIKON D750
  • f/4.0
  • 1/640s
  • ISO3200
  • 70mm