Little Tarzan

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.

Little Tarzan

Little Tarzan

Dec 2017. A toddler from the Humba family swings from the vinery 

Silverback from the Humba Family

Silverback from the Humba Family

Andre with a 10 y/o orphan

Andre with a 10 y/o orphan

A Survivor

A Survivor

A 10 y/0 female mountain gorilla who lost her family to poachers 8 years ago

Humba

Humba

Dec 2018. The dominant silverback who carries the name of the Humba family. 

A loss for words

A loss for words

"Where words are restrained, the eyes often talk a great deal." A quote from Samuel Richardson.   What more needs to be said? 

Family time

Family time

A sweet moment between a mother and her daughter taken in. Jan 2016 

After Lunch

After Lunch

An image  that I took in early 2016 of a juv from the Humba family cuddling with its mom on the first floor after gorging on bamboo. 

Nykamwe Family

Nykamwe Family

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

Thoughtful

Thoughtful

An adult female from Humba

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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, November 2016. A silverback from the Nyakamwe family playfully beats his chest.

Humba

Humba

The foot and hand of a  silverback from the Humba Family. Nov 2016

Joy

Joy

The bamboo was plentiful on this day in early 2017  when I snapped this pic.  The family, including this adult female was quite playful and mischievous.

Budda

Budda

Dec 2018. 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

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Patience

Patience

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

Precious

Precious

An adult female from the Nykamwe family 

Humba

Humba

An image that I took in early 2015 of a silverback from the Humba family 

A family affair

A family affair

A new mom from Nyakamwe family shield her newborn from a an excited toddler

Humba Family

Humba Family

BUKIMA, VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, EASTERN CONGO, November 2016. A young gorilla from the Humba family

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, November 2016. 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

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through the forest

through the forest

a silverback peeks through the forest as I take a seat in front of him. 

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Nyakamwe

Nyakamwe

A beautiful female from Nyakamwe. 

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