Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei)

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This one-day-old baby () is one of twins born last year in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.

At the time it was believed to be number 781 of the total population of mountain Gorillas. Now a new census suggests that the total population has risen to 880, a growth trend that has been present for the last ten years.

The fragile nature of their existence is one of desperate concern, but at least there is …hope.

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.

Nikon D3s – Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 – ISO 1100 – f3.3 @ 1/250Sec – Lexar media – © – www.photosafari-africa.net

 

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Dana Allen

Dana Allen

Professional Wildlife and Adventure Photographer, Naturalist, Publisher and Educator. Dana Allen was born in California and raised as a global citizen. As a youth he travelled widely, visiting and living in numerous countries around the world. Acquiring his first camera at the age of 12, Dana’s passion for photography has never dimmed. He studied Fine Art Photography in Arizona and was awarded both a Bachelors and a Masters Degree with highest honours. Dana has taught photography in Universities both in the United States and Zimbabwe. Enthused with the environment and its inhabitants, Dana is dedicated to portraying the natural world around us. He founded PhotoSafari in 1991 and has specialized in photographing wildlife, landscapes and tourism activities in Africa ever since. Millions of viewers have enjoyed his images through various publications, cards, calendars and books.

Dana Allen

Dana Allen

Professional Wildlife and Adventure Photographer, Naturalist, Publisher and Educator. Dana Allen was born in California and raised as a global citizen. As a youth he travelled widely, visiting and living in numerous countries around the world. Acquiring his first camera at the age of 12, Dana’s passion for photography has never dimmed. He studied Fine Art Photography in Arizona and was awarded both a Bachelors and a Masters Degree with highest honours. Dana has taught photography in Universities both in the United States and Zimbabwe. Enthused with the environment and its inhabitants, Dana is dedicated to portraying the natural world around us. He founded PhotoSafari in 1991 and has specialized in photographing wildlife, landscapes and tourism activities in Africa ever since. Millions of viewers have enjoyed his images through various publications, cards, calendars and books.

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Brian Burnett

Dana, I am not sure if you were including Uganda’s gorillas ? The Greater Virunga Transboundry Colaboration whic is responsible for the last such census, carried out in 2010 and showed 480 mountain gorillas. (There is a separate population of about 400 mountain gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi area, which is not included in this census). We are currently awaiting the new census from GVTC set to be released 2017/2018, which has not yet been released and Im anticipating it should be very soon. When I was in Rwanda last year in January 2017 & conversing with top people in the… Read more »

Partha Dasgupta

Excellent..

Steve Stiller

fantastic capture

Rashmin Kulkarni

Fantastic!!

Jeanelle Todd Coutelle

I did a research paper in college about the mountain gorilla and the differences between the lowland and highland

Anne-Marie Safrounet

thank you to post this magnificent picture… well done ! I was there…

Noushka Wildlife

Great news indeed for such an endangered species!
What a heart warming photo!
Let’s hope this number will increase seriously!
Thanks for the info!