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Silverback mountain gorilla in Volcanoes National Park - Kinigi Ruhengeri Rwanda

While on a photo safari in East Africa we visited Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. We trekked up a mountain for over two hours to an elevation over 9000 feet. There we met a troop of gorillas. We came as close as 10 feet from them. This silverback posed as though he was thinking of something.

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Henderson, Nevada, United States of America
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© Edward Schonsett.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2016
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 30, 2016, 12:44 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON
Camera Model: COOLPIX P900
Focal Length: 80.3mm
Shutter Speed: 1/59
Aperture: f5
ISO: ISO450
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