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Rwanda! Gorillas & More

Post 2 – Golden Monkeys, Volcanoes National Park

Gorillas aren’t the only ones who like to play. Golden Monkeys also like to do a lot of playing around and with lots of energy. They also like to eat!

© Diane Kelsay
Not only greens, but tasty insects. © Diane Kelsay
And they like to share. © Diane Kelsay
Easily crossed by ground, it’s so much more fun to fly. © Diane Kelsay
Do I really want to do this? © Diane Kelsay
Watch me! © Diane Kelsay

Crashing sounds in the bamboo forest, monkey after monkey making the leap into the thick bamboo. I never saw one land on a branch.

© Diane Kelsay
© Diane Kelsay
© Diane Kelsay
Curious and friendly, and not too shy. Fun times photographing them. And the colors and textures are beautiful. © Diane Kelsay
© Diane Kelsay

We still have space for one woman in January of 2023 and a couple people in 2024. Check out our Rwanda Gorillas webpage for details and to see more images.

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Chimps and Rhinos

Chimpanzees How to photograph an animal with so much personality. Study them closely as you photograph, they have human like expressions – you want to caption each one with what you think they are thinking.  Easy because we share so much DNA. Use your non-verbal interaction skills to develop a relationship, then capture the moment.

© 2019 Bob Harvey

Just thinking?

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Hmmm, do we need a pedicure?
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Being able to nap in a sanctuary – thanks to Jane Goodall.
© 2019 Diane Kelsay

© 2019 Diane Kelsay

© 2019 Diane Kelsay

© 2019 Bob Harvey

This one looks like he heard a “Bob joke” and is trying to give a polite laugh.

Rhinos – a different story.  They wander about pretty expressionless.  The photographic challenge is to capture the setting and use the light, perhaps the mood if it’s charging toward you.  Or the adult/young interaction.

© 2019 Diane Kelsay

© 2019 Bob Harvey

© 2019 Diane Kelsay

© 2019 Diane Kelsay

Close views show interesting textures and features of this odd looking creature.  Can you tell the difference between a black rhino and a white rhino?  It’s not about the color.

© 2019 Bob Harvey

© 2019 Bob Harvey

© 2019 Diane Kelsay

Black rhinos have a pointed lip suitable for grabbing fruit and leaves off trees and shrubs. White rhinos have a flat, wide lip for grazing on grasses. The white rhino is larger.  Learn more about rhinos on our Kenya Photography Safari.

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