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Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity


I immediately thought of our visit with the mountain gorillas in Rwanda when I saw this week’s challenge, “Serenity.”  Serene is the first word that always comes to mind when I think of that visit to these incredible and gentle animals.  It was a rare privilege indeed to be able to spend an hour with this family as they went about their normal routine….

Serene moment with mom...

Serene moment with mom…

25 responses

  1. wow…that is a special photo

    January 16, 2015 at 10:17 am

    • Thanks Jim – as I took it, I said to our friends “that is the shot I wanted” – luckily it came out like I had hoped. I’m really glad I can share it with you.

      January 23, 2015 at 12:17 pm

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  4. Wow. Such a lovely lovely photo. This is something I have always wanted to do, I hope one day I can. It must have been breathtaking.

    January 16, 2015 at 10:27 am

    • Laura – We feel VERY lucky we were able to do this trip. Do it if at all possible! They are amazing creatures to be with and they are just as curious about us as we are about them – a magical moment indeed.

      January 23, 2015 at 12:19 pm

  5. I love this photo!

    January 16, 2015 at 10:30 am

    • Thanks! We are glad to be able to share moments like this through my blog!

      January 23, 2015 at 12:22 pm

  6. very Kewl 😎

    January 16, 2015 at 1:05 pm

  7. Those eyes…

    January 16, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    • Ann-Christine – that is exactly the first thing that gets to you about the gorillas – the eyes and the obvious intelligence behind them. It was definitely a special couple of days that we got to share some time with them – in their home!

      January 23, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      • Lucky you.

        January 23, 2015 at 12:49 pm

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  9. Gorgeous family photo

    January 16, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    • Thanks Nora – I (actually) almost fell over when I saw that mom and child hugging. I am so happy that I was able to capture the moment and share it!!

      January 23, 2015 at 12:26 pm

  10. elizabethweaver

    Beautiful loving photo! Thank you!

    January 16, 2015 at 6:19 pm

  11. elizabethweaver

    Reblogged this on Elizabeth Weaver and commented:
    Love’s love.

    January 16, 2015 at 6:20 pm

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  13. Oh my – that is really special. Lucky you!!!

    January 17, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    • Tina – you are so right – lucky to be able to go and lucky to catch that moment!!

      January 23, 2015 at 12:28 pm

  14. Look at those eyes. Serene is the perfect way to describe this scene.

    January 20, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    • Jackie – it was definitely the way all of the people in our group felt and it is word that is always used when we relive this moment with our friends. It was incredible to be able to interact with the gorillas in their own home.

      January 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm

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