14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Gorilla mother with 2 week old daughter.
Kokoma, a western lowland gorilla, had given birth 2 weeks prior to this image being taken and has been reported to be a very attentive mother, as is obvious here. This glimpse of pride and tenderness is eerily familiar to us humans.
|Photo Location:||Escondito, California, United States of America|
|Copyright:||© Becky Martens|