Saturday, January 28, 2012

Camera Critters # 199 - Video link to Gorillas visiting a camp in Uganda

If you want to see an absolutely amazing video please go here.   It shows a very rare visit from a troop of Mountain Gorillas visiting a camp in Uganda.   I think you will find it as fun to watch and as astonishing as I did, a once in a lifetime experience for the people involved.   The facial expressions of the man they chose to sit next to just makes you smile from ear to ear.  I am trying to put myself in his place but I think there was astonishment, a little bit of terror and absolute joy all rolled into one.  How I would have loved to be in his shoes, lucky man!



I would love to visit the Mountain Gorilla in their own natural world.  Maybe in my next lifetime.  But you never know, if the opportunity ever arose I'd be on that plane faster than you could say 'Hello Baby!"


These photos were taken of Western Gorillas at the San Diego Zoo two years ago.  I am revisiting them to go with this post.  


I would also like to thank my friend Kathy for sending me the link to the video.  Thanks Kathy!

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28 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great video ---and I love your photos from the San Diego zoo...

Love your header, Denise.
Hugs,
Betsy

Lui said...

Haha! I love the last one, Denise, but then maybe because he resembles my Sumo! ;-)

The Elephant's Child said...

Just beautiful. Thank you. That experience is one that will stay with that lucky man forever I would think.

imac said...

Wonderful photos Dwnise.
You can tell that man evolved from them too,lol.

Valerie said...

The last picture is great, Denise. The zoo is somewhere I would love to visit.

imac said...

Just came back from watching the film, Gee Wizz - if that had been me I would have messed my pants lol.

Gill - That British Woman said...

wow, I cannot imagine what that would have been like to be that close. I wonder if it happened because the colour of his hair and his shirt?

Gill in Canada

eileeninmd said...

Oh, Wow, Denise! What an amazing video. Being so close to the silverback and the family is just incredible. I have seen the gorillas at the Smithsonian Zoo in DC but it is nothing like seeing them in the wild. Thanks for sharing the link and I enjoyed your Gorilla shots.

KaHolly said...

Awesome experience for that man. I can't imagine. Your photos are excellent!!

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

I wouldn't like to get on the wrong side of that silver back.
Excellent set of images. The last one cracks me up.
I hope you can find the time to visit my blog.
www.valleysshutterbug.blogspot.com

LadyFi said...

I'd love to have a similar and amazing experience!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

a visit to that mountain gorilla would be nice.

i love your photos from the san diego zoo. beautiful!every single one of them.

Cezar and Léia said...

The last picture is awesome, thanks for this wonderful set of pictures!
Léia

Kay said...

They look like they have a much more comfortable enclosure than the one at Lincoln Park in Chicago. It always made me sad to see them imprisoned and leaning against the glass window.

Kay said...

I just checked out the video! Wow! I'm amazed he sat there so calmly.

Annie @ButteryBooks said...

Magnificent animals! That video is simply stunning. Thank you so much for sharing. Your photos are incredible as well.

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

I can't imagine what would be like if you;re in the gorilla world or place hehehe. I'm curious with the video will check it out

Pat said...

What an awesome experience!

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

I watched the video it was awesome, but i got scared with him being surrounded by those baby gorillas plying with his hair. that was scary fun though

chubskulit said...

Beautifully captured!

Love is in the air with Champ and Ruby, come and see.

Glenda said...

Oh Denise, I saw that video a while back and I was so envious. I'm not sure I could have kept my cool as well as he did. Wasn't it awesome!

heyBJK said...

Love those photos, Denise! Very powerful!

diane b said...

What an amazing experience for the man. Love your pics I like the one with the ginger hair rinse.

Rosie said...

I was totally blown away with the calmness the man showed!! What a life experience to tell his grandchildren......

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Awesome photos and video!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

What a great video!
I like your photos, too.

Regards and best wishes

Marie said...

Oh, Denise HOW WONDERFUL! Thank you so much for sharing this! I just LOVED it! (He even got a kiss!) I'm with you, I would go in a heartbeat if given a chance to have such an encounter!

Jo Bryant said...

great shots - I was lucky enough to spend some time with the gorillas in Rwanda - they are amazing animals, so gentle and accepting - one small one played with my hair...
http://jobryantnz.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/the-gorillas-of-virunga-national-park-rwanda/