I photographed this big guy at the Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans, Louisiana. Unfortunately for me and this Silverback Gorilla I will most likely never have the opportunity to photograph Gorillas in the wild. Zoo’s and Nature Institute’s like the one in New Orleans provide photographers the opportunities to photograph animal species that in most cases would be unavailable to the average photographer. I will always jump at every opportunity to photography animals in the wild. But, I take soloist in the fact that these institutions provide an invaluable service to preserving wildlife species that are disappearing, mostly from poaching and wildlife encroachment.
To learn more see the Audubon Nature Institute’s web-site.
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Metadata: Nikon D3 with a Nikon AF-S VR NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G lens, Exposer: 1/160s at f/8.0, IOS: 800, Focal Length: 300mm, Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority, Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV, Metering Mode: Pattern, Filter: Ultra Violet, Subject Distance: 9.44 Meters, Lighting: Natural Daylight, Date: 09/02/2012 at 11:26 am, Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Nik Software – Color Efex Pro 4
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