Mountain gorilla

Taken at Bwindi Impenetrable forest, Uganda

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Mountain Gorilla

One of my favourite animal, where I got an opportunity to be up close and personal….One of the endangered species on earth, mountain gorillas are mainly found in Uganda, Rwanada & Congo in the Virunga mountain range and Bwindi Impenetrable forest. Having a view of them is not easy. One has to trek the rain forest and then look for them. 

 

We are from Apes!

This is a mountain Gorilla from Habinyanja family.They are endangered animals. Their habitat is destroyed when people use the land for farming and the trees for fuel. Gorillas are also killed by poachers and sometimes get caught in poacher’s snares meant for other animals.This shot was taken at Bwindi Impenetrable forest in Uganda

The giant feet

Did you know?-Gorillas are able to manipulate objects with their feet as well as their hands because of their opposable big toe.Unlike human feet, gorillas have an opposable toe allowing them to grasp items with their feet.

Taken at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest- Uganda

Coloured eye yet colourless

Gorillas are colorblind but their other senses are very highly developed. They use gestures, body language and special vocal skills for communicating with each other.This shot was taken at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda.

Canon 5d Markiii – Canon 100-400 mm L IS lens