Breakfast in the Rainforest

The Mountain gorillas of Africa are among the most endangered animals in the world. Only six hundred and fifty of these, the largest of all primates, are alive today. They live in an isolated mountain range that straddles the corner of three countries, Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. This story shares the long bumpy journey and my adventure through the rural African countryside to reach the gorilla’s home.  During my photographic treks to find the gorillas I also introduce the National Park Rangers that work hard to protect these few remaining mountain gorillas from human harm. The photographs share the first encounter that one gorilla family, the nkurigo group, have with me as I become the first outside photographer to visit them. This book also features an afterword and the generous support of Leonardo DiCaprio.

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