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Baby Gorilla (Uganda)

Baby Gorilla (Uganda)
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Copyright: Andrea Piazza (elefantino) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 115 N: 2184] (14406)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-11
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon F100, AF-S VR Zoom-NikkorED 70-200mm f/2.8G IF, Fuji Velvia 100F
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Gorillas on freedom [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-30 3:31
Viewed: 5181
Points: 10
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(Gorilla Beringei Beringei)

Uganda: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

A typical gorilla family includes one silverback, the strongest male and the undisputed leader, one immature male between 8 and 13 years old, three or four adult females, who ordinarily stay with the silverback for life, and three to six youngsters under eight years old. Some groups are larger or smaller than this, and males sometimes travel alone or form bachelor groups.

Gorillas sleep about 13 hours each night and rest for several hours at midday. They build new sleeping nests every night by bending nearby plants into a springy platform, usually on the ground or in low trees. When not resting, they spend most of their time looking for food and eating it. They eat mostly plant foods: leaves, shoots, fruit, bulbs, bark, vines and nettles. They also eat ants, termites, grubs, worms and insect larvae.

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Hello Andrea,
This is an image not often seen of a baby Mountain Gorilla swinging in the trees. Very good exposure for the deep forest, and the DoF is as well chosen. You did good for using Fuji 100F, I find that it often turns too Blue...
Excellent Photo and memory...

Hi Andrea,
Very nice capture on this little one. It looks so innocent. An excellent photo as it was taken under shade of forest.

Hello Andrea.
I love this image, it is a great moment you shot this photo, very good frame. Except the bright strip on the left side annoy a little.

Very nice capture Andrea,he/she looks lovely...
Well taken.

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-05-01 12:25]

Hello Andrea,

Nice picture of this little gorilla! The pov cannot be better. But the left white stripe is a little bit annoying and, in my opinion, the contrast is too high. But still a good picture! TFS,


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