Mountain Gorillas of Virunga National Park in the Congo

Primates

Bukima, Democratic Republic of Congo. In a country known for its history of violence and where corruption and rebels rule the day come scenes of hope through the people of Virunga.

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Humba family - nap time with dad

Humba family - nap time with dad

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Nykamwe Family

Nykamwe Family

A new mom and her sister shield a 4 -5 week old infant from a very rambunctious toddler

Little Tarzan

Little Tarzan

A toddler from the Humba family swings from the vinery

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Humba

Humba

he dominant silverback who carries the name of the Humba family.

Family time

Family time

A sweet moment between a mother and her daughter

Humba

Humba

A toddler of sorts from the Humba family having difficulty decided which branch to take next. 

NYAKAMWE Silverback, Virunga National Park, DRC

NYAKAMWE Silverback, Virunga National Park, DRC

BUKIMA, VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, EASTERN CONGO, A silverback from the Nyakamwe family playfully beats his chest.

Humba

Humba

The foot and hand of a silverback from the Humba Family.

Budda

Budda

A young gorilla from Humba nicknamed budda b/c of his belly

Mona

Mona

A beautiful female from the Humba family - a fav of mine for her calm disposition and seemingly model poses when the camera is near

Patience

Patience

The dominate silverback from Nykamwe family patiently waits for us to us pass 

Playtime

Playtime

A couple of juvs from the Humba family playing fighting while the adults rest near by

Humba Family

Humba Family

BUKIMA, VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, EASTERN CONGO, Noel, an older female sits away from the rest of the familytaking a break from the very active juveniles and toddlers who seem to never stop playing

Nyakamwe

Nyakamwe

A beautiful female from Nyakamwe. 

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An Orphan

An Orphan

The Gorilla Orphans

The Gorilla Orphans

Andre and Ndazi

Humba

Humba

An adult female from the Humba family

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After Lunch

After Lunch