I think this Gorilla is gorgeous… but then I like Gorillas. They are charismatic and incredibly intelligent. Sadly their numbers have been decreasing for a long time although conservation efforts are helping.
My love of Gorillas was inspired by the story, “Gorillas in the Mist” by Dian Fossey.
Dian Fossey was a conservationist who conducted a lot of research into Gorillas and raised awareness of their plight. If it was not for her work I think Gorillas may well be in a much worse situation than they are now.
I wanted to capture the charisma of these fantastic creatures and an image supplied by Wildlife Reference Photos assisted me with that.