I had long harboured a wish to see the Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda in the Virunga Mountains.

As part of a six-week trip to Africa I trekked to see the gorillas on two occasions. The first trek was an eight hour round trip with only one hour and one lens to capture these beautiful creatures. The light was challenging with strong light penetrating the forest canopy. A large number of gorillas were all around me and one in particular came up to me and touched my hand.

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