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Gorilla N'Gayla and her twins: N'Kato and N'Hasa. Born June 13, 2013 in Burgers Zoo, The zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands....
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Gorilla N'Gayla and her twins: N'Kato and N'Hasa. Born June 13, 2013 in Burgers Zoo, The zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
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filipasilva
 
filipasilva June 12, 2016
great picture!!
AnjaWessels
AnjaWessels June 12, 2016
Thank you !
LUsherLamacraft Premium
 
LUsherLamacraft July 06, 2016
Wonderful capture.
AnjaWessels
AnjaWessels July 07, 2016
Thank you very much :-)
carlenestapley
 
carlenestapley July 07, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
carlenestapley
 
carlenestapley July 07, 2016
This is such a moving and intimate capture. Thank you for sharing this tender moment. I adore primates especially gorillas! Brava!
AnjaWessels
AnjaWessels July 07, 2016
Thank you very much :-)
ChrisHPhotos
 
ChrisHPhotos July 07, 2016
Great image, excellent composure and balance.
AnjaWessels
AnjaWessels July 07, 2016
Thank you !
jackiehodsdon
 
jackiehodsdon July 07, 2016
So superb on so many levels! A true masterpiece! :-)
AnjaWessels
AnjaWessels July 27, 2016
Thank you Jackie!
normg123 PRO+
 
normg123 July 19, 2016
Really outstanding.
AnjaWessels
AnjaWessels July 27, 2016
Thank you Norm :-)
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson August 31, 2016
Such tenderness in this capture. Well done.
AnjaWessels
AnjaWessels November 12, 2016
Thank you!
garybillson Premium
 
garybillson August 31, 2016
Congratulations
AnjaWessels
AnjaWessels November 12, 2016
Thank you!
mooseontheloose22
 
mooseontheloose22 October 21, 2016
Great Capture
AnjaWessels
AnjaWessels November 12, 2016
Thank you!
mooseontheloose22
 
mooseontheloose22 October 21, 2016
Great Capture
edrobson Premium
 
edrobson October 21, 2016
Wonderful.
AnjaWessels
AnjaWessels November 12, 2016
Thank you!
edrobson Premium
 
edrobson October 21, 2016
Wonderful.
Paulacook144 PRO+
 
Paulacook144 October 21, 2016
Beautiful black and white shot.
AnjaWessels
AnjaWessels November 12, 2016
Thank you!
laurenkaymyers Premium
 
laurenkaymyers October 21, 2016
So CUTE! I love it.
AnjaWessels
AnjaWessels November 12, 2016
Thank you!
laurenkaymyers Premium
 
laurenkaymyers October 21, 2016
So CUTE! I love it.
Witmar
 
Witmar October 21, 2016
great shot
AnjaWessels
AnjaWessels November 12, 2016
Thank you!
Witmar
 
Witmar October 21, 2016
great shot
Liezl
 
Liezl October 25, 2016
Stunning.
AnjaWessels
AnjaWessels November 12, 2016
Thank you!
josephleduc PRO+
 
josephleduc November 25, 2016
Beautiful nature story
cata
 
cata December 11, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
cata
 
cata December 11, 2016
You can obviously see how much this gorilla loves her babies. Well done!!!
Luxullus
 
Luxullus December 21, 2016
Fantastic capture! Leaves me speechless! Great!
Stellasview
 
Stellasview January 09, 2017
So absolutely amazing... I am drawn in...so much detail
JulieWeir50 PRO
 
JulieWeir50 February 07, 2017
I absolutely adore this image. Such emotion on mama's face. ??
jameyraymurray
 
jameyraymurray March 21, 2017
Superb capture. There is nothing in the universe more beautiful than a Mothers love.
LindaT
 
LindaT March 21, 2017
beautiful
AdamVPhoto Premium
 
AdamVPhoto March 21, 2017
Amazing
myriamverne-soury PRO
 
myriamverne-soury March 30, 2017
Amazing shot Anja, Bravo !
AnjaWessels
AnjaWessels August 04, 2018
Thank you :-)
isabeluffey
 
isabeluffey October 08, 2017
Beautiful image
AnjaWessels
AnjaWessels August 04, 2018
Thank you :-)
Shamrocks71 PRO+
 
Shamrocks71 October 28, 2017
Love this!
AnjaWessels
AnjaWessels August 04, 2018
Thank you :-)
singhankita
 
singhankita June 15, 2018
Wow
AnjaWessels
AnjaWessels August 04, 2018
Thank you :-)
Steve_Thomas
 
Steve_Thomas August 04, 2018
Amazing shot!
AnjaWessels
AnjaWessels August 04, 2018
Thank you :-)
Hwphotos
 
Hwphotos Jan 14
Love
keepclicking
 
keepclicking Mar 19
Incredible shots, massive congratulations.

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in Burgers Zoo in Arnhem.
Time
It was taken at 4PM
Lighting
No special lighting and lucky that the sun did not shine on the glass too much.
Equipment
Only my camera and the lens I owned back in 2014: CAMERA: Canon EOS 650D LENS: TAMRON 70-300MM F/4.0-5.6 DI LD CANON
Inspiration
Primates are so special. I love gorilla's. And when I saw the love and tenderness between mum and kids, my heart melted. Of course the fact that I have a pair of twins my self amplified the emotion.
Editing
Yes, I used Lightroom and Photoshop to edit this photo. I did the black background and black and white conversion with these programs.
In my camera bag
Anno 2016: Camera: Canon EOS 650D/Rebel T4i Lens: TAMRON 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD B016, Close-Up filters Multi Coated Glass 4 Piece, Filter Kit Spare, 3 extension tubes, Teleconverter x2, Spare memory card and batteries, Often a Tripod,
Feedback
Take your time when you go to a zoo. Go alone, or with other photographers. You have to concentrate on these animals to be able to shoot at the right moment. Before you go, try to learn about the behavior af the animal you want to shoot. This gives you a better chance to predict how the react. In case of primates: don't stare in their face. Don't smile at them. Both are signs of aggression and or fear. If you want to connect with a primate, simply hide behind your camera.

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