15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Gorilla casually regards me

Every October the Eastern Mountain Gorillas of eastern Africa feast on infant bamboo shoots as they sprout from the ground. This female was sitting placidly among mature stalks, resting from a meal. She looked over her shoulder between the stalks and regarded me casually for several seconds.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 04.2017
Photo Location: Kinigi, Rwanda
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © John Beckman