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Bunyenyeri is the second Silverback in the Umubano family.
He calls Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda home.
The place is a conservation success story rising from the ashes of genocide and war.
I travelled half way around the world for this amazing Gorilla.
Out of the dense jungle…suddenly, there he was.
Sitting on the jungle floor to gain the proper low angle were I blessed with an opportunity to shoot…My voice low, I questioned my safety.
Bunyenyeri is a massive Silverback.
He stinks of power.
“Am I ok?” I asked my guide “Is this safe?”
“You’re fine,” he whispered.
“Stay calm, no sudden movements.”
Looking through the camera he was in my lap.
My heart pounded.
The shot I had travelled around the planet for.