Last of the Mountain Gorillas, by Dimitrios Zavos

While hiking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda last summer, I was fortunate enough to cross paths with a group of Mountain Gorillas. This primeval forest is the last refuge of the critically endangered species with their total number estimated at under 1000 individuals. The melancholy in the eyes of this female seems rather appropriate. There are no Mountain Gorillas in captivity.

Last of the Mountain Gorillas, by Dimitrios Zavos

Canon 60D with 18-200mm | Exposure 1/80sec @ f/8 | ISO 640 | Focal Length 200mm
Last of the Mountain Gorillas, by Dimitrios Zavos

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | January 31
Award Score: 68 (Value 12, Clarity 13, Composition 17, Style 13, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Wildlife Photography
Photograph Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda

Photographer: Dimitrios Zavos (Farnborough, United Kingdom) Registered
Dimitrios Zavos is an independent, freelance travel and wildlife photographer and writer. Born on the beautiful Greek island of Samos in 1980, Dimitrios moved to Athens when he was just two years old. After spending his childhood and teeange years in Athens, he moved to the United Kingdom in 2007. Dimitrios is currently based in Farnborough, England.

Although interested in the genres of Travel and Wildlife photography since a very young age, it wasn’t until about two years ago that he decided to actively pursue his passion and took a more serious look in his photography. A civil engineer by trade and still employed by a multinational engineering corporation, Dimitrios has been blessed with the opportunity to travel the world and capture some of its beauty in his photography.

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3 reviews
  1. Tania
    Tania says:

    What a beautiful photograph. I feel so sad for the Gorillas. It’s on my bucket list to visit these amazing creatures. Good luck with your photograph.

    • Dimitrios Zavos
      Dimitrios Zavos says:

      Thank you very much Tania. The species might be critically endangered at the moment, but experts report that their numbers have risen over the last few years, mostly because of the conservation efforts of Uganda’s, Rwanda’s and Congo’s authorities, which is very encouraging. Lets hope that the trend will continue.

  2. Rafael Emiliano
    Rafael Emiliano says:

    Dimitrius every time I see your job, I enjoyed it a lot, You get the beauty of Nature as a professional. Thanks to share with us your friends all over the world. Greetings from México, and I will keep in touch via facebook as always. My best regards.


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