Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei)



This one-day-old baby Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) 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 – © Dana Allen – www.photosafari-africa.net

 

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Dana Allen

Professional Wildlife and Adventure Photographer, Naturalist, Publisher and Educator. 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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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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