He Was Hoping To Take Pictures In The Wild, But Pay Attention To That Gorilla Family

Home to nearly half of the world’s population of endangered Mountain Gorillas, Bwindi is strictly protected by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. John and his friends were on a two week long expedition through a Gorilla Safari Camp in Bwindi with a guide. They were hoping to find and observe some of these amazing primates and take some good candid photos of them, but they never expected to experience such a close encounter that is so rare with gorillas in the wild.

John was taking some pictures around the park, when a giant Silverback and his family of tiny gorillas decided to intervene. John stayed unmoving in his place when the curious gorillas started examining him and his camera. He was smart enough to know that any movement could be interpreted as aggression or threatening. Soon enough, the poor guy was encircled on all sides by the primates! What’s interesting is the fact that they even started grooming him as if he was one of their own! Maybe they thought he needed a shower!

What an incredible experience to actually be surrounded and touched by these amazing creatures. He truly had a once in a lifetime experience with these gorillas and we are just fortunate enough that someone filmed it for us to see.

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