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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Thinking Gorilla

Unfortunately, many professionals and editors feel that "zoo" photography is fake in some way. I disagree. I bring my Nikon 200-400mm and capture amazing images like this male gorilla deep in thought at the Ft. Worth TX Zoo. I see things others don't see. I can get in close and expressions others miss. The key is catching the eyes as illustrated here and using good lighting

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2016
Date Uploaded: 07.2016
Photo Location: Ft Worth, Texas, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Daniel Pope