A western lowland gorilla from the Baku Group, one of two groups of
habituated western lowland gorillas the Wildlife Conservation Society
tracks in cooperation with Ba’Aka trackers from Mondika and Mbeili
Camps deep in Nouabale-Ndoki National Park. When I was there, they
were they only habituated groups.
I thought they were fighting, but the researcher who was with me was excited to correct me – turns out they were actually playing, something he told me is rarely seen. At Mbeli Bai in Nouabal-Ndoki National Park, Republic of Congo.
A mom from the Kingo Group and her brand new baby. The researchers I was with didn’t have to tell me what an extraordinary sight this was to see.
Near Mondika Camp in the Nouabal-Ndoki National Park, Republic of Congo.
Nouabale-Ndoki National Park.
An enormous silverback gorilla and his son in a row? When they
stand upright, silverbacks, who are the male leaders of their groups
(“troops”), are from 5.5 to 6 feet tall and weight as much as 350
pounds…such as this fellow.
Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.
Soldier guarding the key governmental buildings in Kinshasa. You aren’t allowed to photograph any of the buildings, or the soldiers, but I sweet talked
him…Democratic Republic of Congo.