13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Silverback Gorilla at Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia SC

I was fortunate to get into the Riverbanks Zoo early enough so that I was the only one in the Gorilla exhibit for about 30 minutes. That was important since glass separates the public from the Gorillas and reflections are all too common. I took about 300 pictures and eventually got it down to just this one.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Columbia , South Carolina, United States of America
Camera: SLT-A77V
Copyright: © Bill Mugg