Every Friday, we choose our favorite photo of the week from our Wildlife Photo of the Day website.
This week we selected a silverback mountain gorilla striking a pose.
Photographer Benjamin Thomas took this photo in Rwanda at Volcanoes National Park. After trekking for over nine hours through thick mud, dense brush, bamboo forests and stinging nettles his group located a family of gorillas.
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About the author: Kendal Bower View all posts by Kendal Bower
Kendal’s travel adventures began with family road trips across the country every summer, and she has been exploring ever since. She has a degree in graphic design with a minor in mass communication. In 2013 she joined Natural Habitat Adventures.