Mountain Gorillas, Rwanda

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Dominant male silverback mountain gorilla, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda — May 22, 2010

This silverback is named Munyinya. He is the leader of the gorilla group called Hirwa, meaning Lucky.

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Gorilla trek, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda — May 22, 2010


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Playful baby mountain gorilla, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda — May 22, 2010


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Contemplation, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda — May 22, 2010


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4 apes, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda — May 22, 2010

There’s no fence between me and these 200- to 400-pound majestic creatures.

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Silverback mountain gorilla, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda — May 22, 2010

He looks a bit like my friend Jonathan Gordon.

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Baby mountain gorilla, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda — May 22, 2010


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Hungry silverback mountain gorilla, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda — May 22, 2010


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Guides, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda — May 22, 2010


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Hungry baby mountain gorilla, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda — May 22, 2010


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Silverback mountain gorilla, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda — May 22, 2010


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Silverback mountain gorilla, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda — May 22, 2010


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Jen and the gorillas, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda — May 22, 2010


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Mother and baby mountain gorillas, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda — May 22, 2010

The mom is named Ikirezi and her baby is named Urwunguko.

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Peering through, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda — May 22, 2010


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Entrance, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda — May 22, 2010


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Hungry silverback mountain gorilla, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda — May 22, 2010


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Arms crossed, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda — May 22, 2010


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Silverback mountain gorilla, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda — May 22, 2010


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Our driver, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda — May 22, 2010

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