In the lush tropical jungle with the evocative name of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda, another representative of the endangered species, the Mountain Gorilla, came into the world. The freshly minted mother, along with her little offspring, hid in the dense bushes. It was there that other family members, named Nshongi, came to greet the new relative. The few days old gorilla patiently endured the ritual of welcome, observing with its still hazy eyes the hands moving over its frail body. It was calm, reassured by the gentle yet strong hands of its mother. I observed these incredible moments from a safe distance, captivated by the tenderness of these large and powerful animals.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS
600mm ƒ/6.3 1/100 ISO 10000