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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Gorilla Shade

A Gorilla at the Zoo sitting under a branch with leaves. While visiting the Zoo on a 100 degree hot day, I watched in excitement of this Gorilla breaking a branch off a big tree and then sitting "under" it as if to provide shade to cool him off.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot A800
Copyright: © Mara Elliott