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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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Rwanda! Gorillas & More

Post 1 – Mountain Gorillas, Volcanoes National Park

Rwanda is doing a marvelous job protecting gorillas and their habitat. Our visits help fund the effort, strict rules apply. But we get close, feeling like we’ve been invited to their home. After a trek up the mountain, we get close to the location, grab our cameras and quietly enter the group.

© Diane Kelsay

They play constantly (when they are not eating)

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The “twins” eating together peacefully, after a brief conflict on who goes first.
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Alpha male Silverback – huge. We don’t get too close to him.
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Sometimes they take a midday nap

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Male and 2 babies
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Sleeping baby, adorable
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They sometimes walk by you and give you a swat. It feels like a greeting. We also learned some communications to have with them.

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They do pay attention to us, studying us as much as we study them. They have many expressions. Sometimes they seem deep in thought.

© Diane Kelsay
© Diane Kelsay
© Diane Kelsay

It’s fun to photograph them, doing what they do, in their space. Trackers follow the families so the guides know where to take us. And it keeps the poachers away. Families are spread all over the mountains.

We have a little space in both 2023 and 2024 – check out our calendar.

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