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---Alice Abrams

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Lowland Gorilla

The eyes of a dominant male western lowland gorilla stare at a visitor at the primate sanctuary run by the Cameroon Wildlife Aid Fund in Mefou National Park, just outside the capital Yaounde, March 21, 2009. The United Nations has designated 2009 as the year of the gorilla and has launched efforts across Africa to preserve the endangered species found in central African nations including Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. (REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly) This is one thing the UN did right...we cannot allow these guys to disappear from the earth. (I know this is supposed to be "wordless" but I felt this was important)

10 comments:

catsynth said...

That is a very striking and expressive face.
Even though the gorillas are so different from us, one can still see how we have so much in common. We definitely need to make sure they don't disappear!

Sherry said...

Ooh! Those are some eyes! I'd rather see them in a photo than up that close in person.

Happy WW!

barb said...

Great eyes! Civilization by humans has mucked up things for many species. I take some comfort in knowing that God is always in control.

DrillerAA said...

They eyes have it. Great photo. Very well done. Happy WW.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

well okay but that's the only one!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Gypsy at heart said...

I wonder what s/he is trying to tell us....

http://www.wanderingwonderinggypsy.blogspot.com/

bookbabie said...

Great choice for Earth Day, magnificent animals!

Sandee said...

He's not fooling around one bit with that look.

Yes, it was 100 degrees here yesterday. Baking is right.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hug. :)

jams o donnell said...

What amazing eye. I agre we canot let the gorilla become extinct.

Desert Songbird said...

It becomes easy to take the world's creature for granted, don't you think?