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10th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Visiting the Bronx Zoo, NYC

This gorilla bounded up to the photographer as she was capturing photos of his enclosure with a Canon Rebel T3. The giant mammal remained in front of her for half an hour. “After returning home, I couldn't stop staring at this photo,” says Bartlett, for whom photography is a new hobby. “I caught exactly what I wanted: the subject's magnificence beyond the obvious.”

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2012
Date Uploaded: 10.2012
Photo Location: Bronx, New York, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3
Copyright: © Vanessa Bartlett
Awards
Photo of the Day: 11.04.12
Editor's Pick
Finalist