13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
An image of action where a young male lowland gorilla up a wave of water in a clear show of force

In the rainforest of Africa inhabit the last specimens of this species in the past must have been very large. Today the species is critically endangered by the illegal bushmeat trade and the destruction of their last refuges. Some examples like this, photographed on a natural island in the Park Lekedi live in the countryside safe from poachers. This type of natural forested islands are worked extraordinarily ensuring the survival of species such as gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and all kinds of endangered primates.

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Date Taken: 03.2014
Date Uploaded: 04.2015
Photo Location: Gabon
Copyright: © Francisco Mingorance
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