The single location on Earth, where mountain gorillas live - the Virunga volcanic mountains. We were advised not co come closer than 7 meters / 21 feet from them, however it was them who did not obey, they did not care at all about us. Beautiful animals, fantastic face play and gestures. It was a unforgettable experience meeting animals who are in the evolution chain the closest to us. One can think, we are just proud holders of a slightly newer version of software, nothing more.
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carmia (5459) 2007-01-27 7:05
Hello! beautiful a first plane, I like his lost glance, congratulations.
vonp (2235) 2007-01-27 7:13
One hour ago I was speaking with one of my friends and I said "I would really like to go in Rwanda..." e voilà!
I think you are a lucky man: What did you feel to be so close to this wonderful creature?
The picture is amazing: great composition and contrast.
The color is amazing and the gorilla's eyes... WOW!
See you soon...
prasadpaul (297) 2007-01-27 7:16
It is a luck to see and photograph the most splendid terrestrial animal of our world so, thanks for sharing. does the face of the pictured gorilla had a sad and doubtful mood about its existance?
zaitochi (179) 2007-01-27 8:17
Beautiful close up of this wonderful gorilla. A lot of feelings through the eyes of the gorilla.
Great contrast and sharpness.
Rycho66 (414) 2007-01-27 10:11
Perfect shot and very nice colours
TravelerNL (3011) 2007-01-27 10:55
Good sharp photo of this mountain gorilla! He/she looks a kind of sad though.
alonsote (244) 2007-01-28 0:06
jaywalker (16061) 2007-02-02 17:01
Hi Michael, This is a photo i would dream to get, it is fantastic, the beauty in this beast is ever presant, so gentle yet so powerful, your photo is captervating, clear well focused & a superb portrait of this endanged animal, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
marietom (34603) 2007-02-03 9:01
Jolies couleurs, pour ce portrait bien saisi.
sadeik (3264) 2007-02-23 15:54
This is alovely portrait of the gorilla.
The dof is excellant and the bright greener semi hiding the gorilla greatly adds to the image
abulafia (4900) 2007-03-04 4:20
This is a stunning shot! i like the way you focus on the face only, really good job.
I like your enthusiastic note as well.
You can be proud of this one
Bluejeans (64241) 2007-03-07 17:54
Ola Michael fantastica foto , que olhos bonitos , cheios de paz!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Theana (623) 2007-08-09 13:50
Congratulations, I think I would not have the courage to face a gorilla that closely. I have seen one in a zoo once and he was veeeery impressive and looked really strong! I like the composition here with the green leaves and the gorilla's face behind them.
mim_i (392) 2007-11-01 3:09
haha super one! Very cute :)
Nice colors and perspective!
Miguel82 (8595) 2013-03-23 17:02
This is an exceptional primate capture Mickael,
mountains gorillas are so rare animals and your photo note is very useful about that. They are very different from plain gorillas and both endangered
A tribute to Diane Fossey and her fight for their conservation and against poaching
Virungas area is a remoted place to acces because of high rains there, disease and thick vegetation
An excellent picture of that primate
- Copyright: Michael Trezzi (MichaelTrezzi) (3347)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-14
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 5D, 100-400mm f4-5.6L-IS
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/25 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My favorite animal photos [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-01-27 7:01
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