April 22, 2015
- as seen by -Anne Cahill @Joe McNally Photo@JoeMcNallyPhoto@joemcnallyphotohttp://joemcnally.com
On a trip to the Bronx Zoo, I was drawn to this western lowland gorilla mother and baby. Their interaction was so heartwarming.
The tenderness of the mom and vulnerability of the baby made me realize that even though this youngster would grow up to be strong and powerful, he/she was like any other baby: Helpless and totally dependent on its mom.
Gorilla infants rely on their mothers’ care for their first five years.
EDITOR’S NOTE: One of our closest relatives in nature, gorillas face deep threats from deforestation and poaching. They need our help. Sign up to run in the 7th annual WCS Run for the Wild that supports gorillas.
Nikon D600, Nikon 24-85 f/3.5-4