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Artist paints bronze in early morning light.
Blue skies atop the AON Center-Chicago
A thirsty bat
my furry baby on a fall day
Bachelor Party!
Water Lilly Twins
train ride at Greenfield Village
Sunrise at Mesa Arch
A monarch butterfly on purple flowers
The landing process of Canadian Goose
Shadows and the sky
A Silverback Gorilla at Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia SC
Lonely Mountains
Pygmy tribe near Kisoro, Uganda
Game Farm
Gido reflects on life and death
Nest Building
Sunset Walk
Porcupine with apple
The Green River Overlook
Peaceful Mountains
Butterfly on Melon
13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
A Silverback Gorilla at Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia SC

I was fortunate to get into the Riverbanks Zoo early enough so that I was the only one in the Gorilla exhibit for about 30 minutes. That was important since glass separates the public from the Gorillas and reflections are all too common. I took about 300 pictures and eventually got it down to just this one.

TAGS: Mammal, Nature, South Carolina, United States, Zoo

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Cornelius, North Carolina, United States of America
Member since 2014
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© Bill Mugg.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2015
Total Views: 153
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 19, 2015, 1:14 p.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: SLT-A77V
Focal Length: 130mm
Shutter Speed: 1/90
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO2000
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PHOTO LOCATION Columbia , South Carolina, United States of America