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Gorilla beringei beringei

Gorilla beringei beringei
Photo Information
Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of Africa, Gorillas, Gorillas on freedom [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-21 5:18
Viewed: 6066
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) is one of the three subspecies of the Eastern Gorilla. There are two groups. One is found in the Virunga volcanic mountains of Central Africa, within 4 national parks: Mgahinga, in south-west Uganda; Volcanoes, in north-west Rwanda; and Virunga and Kahuzi-Biéga, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The other is found in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Some say that the Bwindi group in Uganda is a 3rd species, though no description has been finished.

In the photo we can see the smallest gorilla of the group Umubano formed by 9 members. Zirikana is its name and if I don’t make a mistake it had 10 weeks in the moment of the photo.

Information source

IUCN Red List

Personal Wev

This photo is taken in the Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda. Original format.

ISO 800
Focal 100.0 mm

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Hi Ferran
You have captured really nice expression of this little gorilla.

Hi Ferran,

Nice capture with good eye contact. I would have liked more Dof for the branch in front of him so that it would look more as if he was looking around it but it looks as if the light was low.


amazing mountain gorilla, TFS Ori

Nice shot of a majestic creature.

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