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Tender Moment

April 22, 2015

Tender Moment

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Anne Cahill Anne Cahill

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

Bronx, USA Map It


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Joanne Stephenson-Duffin
June 24, 2017 at 9:04 am

Hi Anne!! I have never forgotten the wonderful week I spent at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops with you! You were not only a great teacher but so much fun as well! I am still loving photography, and that is in part, because of what I learned from you, not only technically, but artistically. I often will use my iPhone 7 as my main camera as I travel around the globe with my lecturing husband.
You can get an idea of what I have been capturing on camera on my Instagram site:
Take a peek! You will recognize the macro shots of flowers I shared with you, I so love. (by the way, I won an honorable mention for two entries in the IPA a few years back for those macro floral pics, as well as an architectural pic!!)
If you’re able would love to hear from you!!