20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A watchful silverback during a Rwanda trek

During our Rwanda trek to see the gorillas, a dream of mine, I had to move for this silverback, the oldest and leader of his troupe. I was astounded by how close we could get and how gentle and peaceful the gorillas are.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2022
Date Uploaded: 09.2022
Photo Location: Northwestern Rwanda, Rwanda
Camera: Canon EOS 77D
Copyright: © Yolanda Lorie