17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Silverback just relaxing

This adult silverback gorilla at the St. Louis Zoo Great Apes exhibit had been taking a nap in a warm, cozy spot of sunlight. Just as I was getting ready to snap this pic, he woke up and made eye contact with me and then held my gaze for several minutes.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © Allan Hunter