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The Land Of A Thousand Hills: Rwanda in Black and White

Some of my favourite photos taken during my trip to Rwanda in 2017 to see the endangered mountain gorillas … (main image: This gorilla structure is located at the site of Kwita Izina -a centuries old Rwandan tradition for giving a name to a new born baby gorilla. The structure was blown over in a storm but has since been rebuilt.)

Rwandan dancers on their way back from a performance at the Gorilla trekking centre at the foot of the Virunga mountains
Golden Monkey’s hand in Rwanda
Cultural Rwandan dancers who perform before every gorilla trekking expedition
A strange alien cloud hovers above Muhabura mountain in the Virunga volcano national park, Rwanda
Dancers heading home after another amazing performance

 

Armed rangers in Rwanda who work night and day to protect the mountain gorillas living in the Virungas
One of the local farmers working in the fields at the foot of the Virunga Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Dian Fossey was inconsolable after poachers murdered her favourite gorilla, Digit, in 1977 in Rwanda. This is his grave, located next to hers at the Karisoke Research centre high up in the mountains
Gorillas in the mist … the Virunga Volcanoes National Park
So human-like… The closed hand of a sleeping gorilla.
Precious – a young, seemingly perplexed, female gorilla stares into the distance

Innocence – this tiny fluffy baby would wander up and stare intently 

The foot of the Virungas in Rwanda
Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills

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