Derek Nielsen Photography

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A powerful silverback enters an opening ahead of his family to greet this day’s visitors. His job; to keep his family safe from all threats. Rival families, poachers, bachelor males, tourist. Each poses a different threat to his family. Lucky for us he is kind. A generous species willing to give us a glimpse into his family life. After inspecting our group, he allows his family to greet us. Our palms sweating with hearts racing, this family of 22 gorillas goes about their day within feet of where we are standing on this mountain side jungle clearing.  He watches the whole dynamic unfold keeping a watchful eye. No one challenges his rule. He is king.

Rwanda 9/24/2016 

Limited edition fine art print of 100

Photo © copyright by Derek Nielsen

Additional information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 32 × 48 in
Print Finish

Fine Art Photographic Print, Framed Lumachrome HD Fine Art Acrylic, Lumachrome HD Fine Art Acrylic

Print Size

16×24, 24×36, 32×48, 40×60

Print Edition

Artist Proof, Limited Edition Print