Melian
Melian

Melancholy...

This is silverback gorilla from Warsaw Zoo. I was so touched by his human like expression of melancholy and longing...
We will never know what he was thin...
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This is silverback gorilla from Warsaw Zoo. I was so touched by his human like expression of melancholy and longing...
We will never know what he was thinking about...








THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR WONDERFUL COMMENTS! IT'S VERY ENCOURAGING AND REWARDING.
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79 Comments | Report
Svea_Knetzke
 
Svea_Knetzke December 08, 2011
Wow, so much emotion.
DAPhotography
 
DAPhotography December 08, 2011
such personality
Mar PRO+
 
Mar December 08, 2011
Great capture. He looks so sad.
otheses
 
otheses December 08, 2011
NICE
Melian
 
Melian December 09, 2011
Thank you Svea, DAPhotography, Mar and otheses for your comments.
Lorie
 
Lorie December 10, 2011
Great name for the photo. It fits perfect!
Melian
 
Melian December 10, 2011
Thank you Lorie, I am glad you wrote that.
JonHurdWildImage
 
JonHurdWildImage December 11, 2011
love the detail, great capture!
Melian
Melian December 12, 2011
Thank you for your comment.
xavierw PRO
 
xavierw December 18, 2011
Awesome shot. Congrats
JonHurdWildImage
 
JonHurdWildImage December 18, 2011
hey congrats!!
Melian
Melian December 18, 2011
Thank you:)
murcuduca
 
murcuduca December 18, 2011
Mega!!!
janr46
 
janr46 December 18, 2011
Congratulations
Melian
 
Melian December 18, 2011
Thank you so much Everyone!
MushBoxPhotography
 
MushBoxPhotography December 18, 2011
This is an excellent photograph really captured the thought and emtion he looks so chilled out , great stuff and congrats :)
devosphotography
 
devosphotography December 18, 2011
Awesome shot. Congrats!,very very nice
Melian
Melian December 18, 2011
Thank you!
nlk
 
nlk December 18, 2011
brilliant capture, congrats on your feature!
Melian
Melian December 18, 2011
Thank you :)
nerophoto
 
nerophoto December 18, 2011
Amazing!!!! Congrats!!!
Toddo101 PRO+
 
Toddo101 December 18, 2011
Great photo!
kari357 PRO+
 
kari357 December 18, 2011
amazing shot, congrats
kerryanne
 
kerryanne December 18, 2011
AAH! What a wonderful shot! What an expression! Love it! Congrats on your feature photo!
rmcalpine
 
rmcalpine December 18, 2011
Fantastic b/w capture!! Congrats on your feature!
Marian PRO
 
Marian December 18, 2011
Beautiful!! Congrats on your feature!!
MichelleAnnHarrison
 
MichelleAnnHarrison December 18, 2011
Congratulations!!!!
Picture-It-All
 
Picture-It-All December 18, 2011
I soooooo love it!!!!! A very very well deserved congrats on your feature.
msdean
 
msdean December 18, 2011
Simply beautiful! Such a great image - Congratulations on the feature!
Melian
Melian December 18, 2011
Thank you very much.
andrew2
 
andrew2 December 18, 2011
Awesome image...makes you keep looking and wondering just whats going through his mind...congrats
buttercup96
 
buttercup96 December 18, 2011
amazing!! congratulations :)
Melian
Melian December 18, 2011
Thank you :)
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud December 18, 2011
Congratulations on a wonderful capture!
babcia
 
babcia December 18, 2011
Very nice!
TAHammer
 
TAHammer December 18, 2011
Amazing shot,congratulations on your feature
JGLphotos
 
JGLphotos December 18, 2011
Incredible capture. Congratulations on your feature.
13atduvall
 
13atduvall December 18, 2011
Congrats
Photokats
 
Photokats December 18, 2011
Congrats on an awesome photo!!! wow!
chickenruler
 
chickenruler December 18, 2011
Amazing, expression is so human, grats!!
JohnnaJohnson
 
JohnnaJohnson December 18, 2011
stunning capture. the expression is perfect.
BLAKSTEEL
 
BLAKSTEEL December 18, 2011
Simply Gorgeous! Almost As If He Posed For This Shot. Great Composition And Clearity! Congrads On Your Feature And Welcome To ViewBug!
anbareen100
 
anbareen100 December 18, 2011
soo cutee amzing capture :D
DiabloDeb
 
DiabloDeb December 18, 2011
One of the best photos I have seen in a long time, congrats.
herezdeb
 
herezdeb December 18, 2011
Congrats on the feature! this is such an awesome shot. The title is very fitting.
Wayne_Sr
 
Wayne_Sr December 18, 2011
Awesome Capture and B&W shot, Congratulations on your feature photo! :~)
DWPhotography
 
DWPhotography December 18, 2011
Beautiful capture. Love the emotion in the eyes. Congrats on your feature :)
Tabish
 
Tabish December 18, 2011
Lovely captured pic
foto3la11 PRO+
 
foto3la11 December 19, 2011
Great photograph. Great eye, and good timing. Congratulations on your Feature Photo Award.
Psadie
 
Psadie December 20, 2011
Makes you almost want to lie down beside him, and ask him how his day is going! Congrats!
DeniseM Premium
 
DeniseM December 22, 2011
Great capture!!
Deepdiver
 
Deepdiver December 22, 2011
Fantastic you can almost see what he is thinking......
kimba
 
kimba December 23, 2011
omg i love love love it omg hes amazing
Wovoka
 
Wovoka December 23, 2011
Nicely done.
Photopaul
 
Photopaul December 24, 2011
Looks like he's dreaming of home. Beautiful shot! Congrats on the feature!!!
Amiqdadi PRO+
 
Amiqdadi December 25, 2011
wow wow woowoowo,,,prerfect capture
Grammarazzi
 
Grammarazzi December 29, 2011
Wow...what a captivating photo...the expression is amazing...congratulations on a well deserved feature!
eddiet
 
eddiet December 31, 2011
out of this world well done
barnabee
 
barnabee December 31, 2011
Congratulation.Excellent capture.
cycyak1 Premium
 
cycyak1 January 02, 2012
I just want to hug him! Great job!
pamela09
 
pamela09 January 05, 2012
oh my god ..that is beautiful and amazing!! He truly connected with you and the camera. That is an award winning photo
Svetlana
 
Svetlana January 06, 2012
Great photo!
zach2508
 
zach2508 January 06, 2012
I want one...it could rip my arms out but i want one. lol it looks so small and loving for such a huge massive strong animal. you showed it as such a loving creating. i love how we can see every hair. Your exposure is great. it is very hard to get a black subject exposed correctly and not completely destroy the background. congrats
GlendaMaree PRO
 
GlendaMaree January 13, 2012
Excellent photography...such emotion in those eyes. Congratulations and very well done!!!
Photomonk
 
Photomonk January 13, 2012
Wow! I love this
andreabruns
 
andreabruns January 15, 2012
Great capture!
babcia
 
babcia January 28, 2012
Nice presentation!
CamphorTreePhotography
 
CamphorTreePhotography January 30, 2012
What a stunningly powerful photo! Great job!
Mama-C
 
Mama-C January 31, 2012
Awwe....a penny for your thoughts....can see why this won...well done xxx
martijd
 
martijd February 09, 2012
amazing shot
danishphoto
 
danishphoto February 12, 2012
GREAT shot and capture,,, wonder what he's thinking
photosue50
 
photosue50 February 18, 2012
Love this
Carli
 
Carli February 26, 2012
cool!
angeloapilado
 
angeloapilado March 22, 2012
Stunning shot! Congrats on your feature!keep 'em coming!!!
jjenkins0074
 
jjenkins0074 March 27, 2012
Ahh, precious baby, looks like he's longing for something.
owb520
 
owb520 March 30, 2012
I like this......
SilverCity
 
SilverCity April 23, 2012
You have a great eye for nature!! really express their emotion!!
CecilyH
 
CecilyH May 19, 2012
This is absolutely gorgeous, I love it
takad
 
takad May 19, 2012
Almost as if he wants his picture taken...such a fantastic image.
Carli
 
Carli May 19, 2012
wow, amazing shot! :D
juliantej
 
juliantej June 12, 2012
This picture puts my mind at ease.
Great work.
Keep on.
Nikolai
 
Nikolai June 21, 2012
So Nice!!
cattlerancher
 
cattlerancher July 03, 2012
Love this. What a sweet face!
leahd30
 
leahd30 July 08, 2012
Aww love this shot!
JonHurdWildImage
 
JonHurdWildImage March 10, 2013
I love shooting apes, their eyes are so knowing, they always make the picture feel

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