Sharing moments in time…

Going Ape


The Animal Park has a large Gorilla enclosure and best of all, a mother with a baby.   I got quite a few nice shots of the both of them together but I liked this one due to the unusual expression on the baby’s face –  I wasn’t sure whether it was something I said, or what!  Mom was very attentive and patient with the baby’s constant movement and kind of just guided the little guy around their home.  The papa gorilla didn’t pay much attention to them while I was there – he kept his distance and just looked pretty surly – a real contrast to “the Babe”.

Mother and child

6 responses

  1. I love that little face. Mama’s face is full of expression too.. sh e looks like she is telling baby to just sit still for a while and baby says “ahhh mom…I want to play”
    great capture.

    November 2, 2011 at 7:17 am

  2. obrienspix

    It’s crazy how big they get huh?

    November 2, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    • definitely a growing boy….or girl……

      November 2, 2011 at 5:51 pm

  3. AWESOME photo! What a fortunate and precious capture!

    November 2, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    • Thanks Fergie – they were definitely cute together. It seems like a family photo!

      November 2, 2011 at 5:50 pm

  4. purpleowltree1234

    Look how powerful momma’s arms are! Amazing. I adore all apes and monkeys. 🙂 I had three crab-eating macaques growing up in the Philippines. 🙂
    Rach.

    July 10, 2012 at 2:45 am

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