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Eyes of the Future

Eyes of the Future
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Copyright: Dan Sigrist (mrferrari) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 41] (193)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-09
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70s SLR, Nikon 18-200 VR
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Gorillas, Family Matters 1, Family Matters 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-03 10:56
Viewed: 5960
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture was taken in the Sabyinyo mountain range of Rwanda. After hours of treking through the thick undergrowth, we came upon the Hirwa group of mountain gorillas. The interaction of this baby and mother was an incredible site to see. There are estimated to be only 730 mountain gorillas left in the world (according to our guide). This is a huge increase from around 250 in the 1970's, but is still considered to be highly endangered. Thanks in advance for your comments!

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Hi Dan,
Very nice closeup portrait shot of these beautiful gorillas, I can only dream of such an opportunity, until then I'll have to envy you. :)

Hi dear Dan ,
nice shot with great light and nice sharpness.
well composed.
this is kind image.
thanks for sharing
best wishes

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-05-04 18:47]

What a wonderful shot, Dan!
I like a lot the point of view and composition!
Excellent sharpness, focus, DOF, lighting and colors.
A tender and beautiful sight of these stunning gorillas.
Congratulations and TFS.

Hi Dan,
It is just wonderful to see these animals photographed in their own habitat. I am just amazed how close you were able to get to this mother with her baby. I am sure that it must have been an awesome experience. I really like the eye contact and the intimate feel.

P.S. Just checked out your site. You got some really awesome photo!

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