Nature Photographer Has A Close Encounter With Wild Gorillas

Jul 20, 2015 By Madeleine Brown

Conservationist and nature photographer John J. King II and his wife, Pam, traveled to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda in the hopes of finding and seeing highly endangered Mountain Gorillas. Alongside their friend, an eco-travel guide named Jonathan Rossouw, the Kings got what they hoped for, and then some.

At the time this video was taken, there were only 800 Mountain Gorillas remaining in the region, and the Kings were lucky enough to locate two groups: the Rushegura group and the Habinyaja group. Amazingly, the Rushegura group made the three-hour journey from where the Kings had found them to their camp and decided to spend some quality time with John.

Fortunately, the encounter was safe. The local trackers spend a great deal of time with the gorillas, so they are accustomed to human presence.

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