James Hopkirk
Mayele, the dominant male silverback of the Mongambe group, Dzanga Sangha. These western lowland gorillas have been habituated over the last eight years or so, which is about how long it takes for a group to feel comfortable in the presence of humans.

Mayele, the dominant male silverback of the Mongambe group, Dzanga Sangha. These western lowland gorillas have been habituated over the last eight years or so, which is about how long it takes for a group to feel comfortable in the presence of humans.

Kingo, the dominant male silverback, wallowing in a swamp. He leads an eight-strong group of Western lowland gorillas in the depths of the Congolese rainforest at Mondika

Kingo, the dominant male silverback, wallowing in a swamp. He leads an eight-strong group of Western lowland gorillas in the depths of the Congolese rainforest at Mondika