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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Silverback mountain gorilla in Volcanoes National Park - Kinigi Ruhengeri Rwanda

While on a photo safari in East Africa we visited Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. We trekked up a mountain for over two hours to an elevation over 9000 feet. There we met a troop of gorillas. We came as close as 10 feet from them. This silverback posed as though he was thinking of something.

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Date Taken: 07.2016
Date Uploaded: 09.2016
Photo Location: Rwanda
Camera: COOLPIX P900
Copyright: © Edward Schonsett