Derek Nielsen Photography

The Thinker



Limited edition fine art print of 6 – Gorillas are among my favorite wild animals to photograph. I have been fortunate to spend 3 hours in the wild with gorillas during two different trips to Rwanda. Each time I experience something completely different. Regardless of who I’m with or the time of day, this species is always very welcoming to me. On this particular visit, I wanted to photograph the quiet moments. Moments where a solo gorilla was taking a little quiet time. I noticed this sub-adult laying on its side, looking curiously into its hand. Almost daydreaming like so many of us have done. I try to connect all my wildlife images directly with the camera or to a part of our imagination. “The Thinker” connects deeply with my memory of being a little boy lying in the grasses behind my house, watching the clouds go past. Photo © copyright by Derek Nielsen

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 48 × 5 × 32 in
Print Edition

Artist Proof, Limited Edition Print

Print Finish

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

Print Size

24×36, 32×48, 40×60