An orphaned 2 year old Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) melted my heart with his glance and his story… he was found by park rangers in Odzala-Kokoua National Park nearly two years ago. Yengo was dehydrated and wounded by a shotgun pellet in his cheek, but otherwise in good health. Unfortunately the rangers were unable to rescue his mother who had been shot by poachers for bush meat. Yengo is now being cared for at the Reserve Naturelle De Gorilles De Lesio-Louna where he will be released into the wilderness when he is old enough to care for himself.
Reserve Naturelle De Gorilles De Lesio-Louna, Republic of the Congo.
With The Aspinall Foundation.
Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400mm.
ISO 1600 f4 @ 1/750 sec.
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