"Where words are restrained, the eyes often talk a great deal." Samuel Richardson. Sitting on the forest floor, just me, the gorillas, and a couple of rangers in the background this gentle giant allowed me the priveledge of looking directly into his eyes. A memory that is thankfully imprinted for years to come and one that gives new meaning to Samuel's quote. Taken at Kahuzi-Beiga - one of the last Grauer's Gorillas remaining today.
Kahuzi-Beiga National Park, DRC
Bonane, a 16 y/o Grauer’s silverback
Kahuzi-Beiga National Park, RDC Primal is the word that comes to mind when I look at this image of Bonane, a 16 y/o Grauer's Gorilla
Kahuzi-Biega Biega NP - New mom and 1 wk old infant eastern lowland gorillas from the Bonane family
One of an estimated 3-4K remaining on this planet today. This pic was taken while trekking at Kahuzi-Biega National Park in southern Kivu - the only place you can see them.
Virunga National Park, DRC. A little quite time with an adult female mountain gorilla from the Humba family of Virunga.
A beautiful female from the Humba family - a fav of mine for her calm disposition and seemingly model poses when the camera is near
A toddler from the Humba family swings from the vinery
BUKIMA, VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, EASTERN CONGO, Noel, an older female sits away from the rest of the familytaking a break from the very active juveniles and toddlers who seem to never stop playing
A new mom and her sister shield a 4 -5 week old infant from a very rambunctious toddler