We crossed this field to get to the border of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda where the gorillas live. Note the extinct volcano in the background.
Rock wall, 6 to 7 feet high, was built to keep the buffalo and elephants in the park and out of the adjacent agriculture fields.
Note that is it lined with bee hives.
Apiary (bee hive)
These hives were all along the rock wall bordering the Volcanoes National Park. Elephants dislike bees and a row of hives can be a very effective fence to prevent them from trying to cross.
Our gorilla trekking porters wore blue uniforms; here we are passing a field of potatoes
The porters carried our packs and assisted crossing rough terrain.
Golden Monkey jumping between trees; his long tail is up over his back.
Gery Herrmann and Gorilla Doctor Mike Cranfield stumble onto their quarry
Mountain gorilla silverback
Silverback mountain gorilla
Mother and baby mountain gorillas
Baby mountain gorilla frolicking
I was photographing a baby when this silverback came down the path right towards me. I took the image and crouched down, and he came and sat a few feet from me. I think he wanted to make sure I wouldn't mess with the baby. Message received.
Silverback sitting 5 feet away
Silverback is stoic, watching the baby
Father and son
This gorilla has a secret admirer.
OK, not so secret.
How do you look at this and not see a close cousin?
Nap time but someone is fighting it.
Rwenzori Bearded Mountain Dwarf Chameleon