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Blue Wave
Autumn - Scottish Highlands
Pincushion Protea detail
Penguin Portrait
Power and beauty of a shore-break in Maui
You, Me and I
The Eastern Sierra
Antique plow overtaken by nature near Jackson Hole, Wy
"Dragonfly" covered in dew drops.
A dust storm in Death Valley, CA.
Backcountry Beauty of Washington
Gorilla in the Bush
Happiest Place on Earth
THE CHALK HARE
Walk way to a hotel
Hitch Hiking
Cartoon Culture
A Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming peacefully and reflecting beneath the dead calm ocean surface of the Caribbean Sea.
Bobcat
At the Gates of Dawn
SIMPLICITY
Medicinal Bumblebee
Black Swan and Koi competing for treats
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Gorilla in the Bush

Eastern Mountain Gorillas are critically endangered. Several groups in Uganda, Congo and Rwanda are habituated to humans to the extent that tourists are guided to them daily. Tourist fees are essential in preserving the species; they pay for schools, house roofs and other essentials of Rwandan life. This dramatically reduces motivation to poach or to illegally farm in gorilla habitat.

TAGS: Rwanda

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Lewiston, Idaho, United States of America
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2016
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 23, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Ruhengeri, Rwanda