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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Staring Contest with a Gorilla

A female gorilla stares at me just after waking up. I was struck by her eyes. They are eyes that think and communicate. Eyes that feel and express emotion. Eyes that look no different than my own.

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Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Uganda
Copyright: © Ilan Pinkus