A Mountain Gorilla in New York

The United Nations headquarters in New York was recently lit up in a call for action to protect the world’s ecosystems and endangered species. The Oceanic Preservation Society – known for the Academy Award-winning documentary The Cove – also chose one of my photos for projection. My photo of Agashya, the mountain gorilla in the Rwandan jungle, was shown together with photos taken by Joel Sartore, Steve McCurry, Frans Lanting, and my idol Sebastião Salgado. I’m stoked! The video of the event can be found on Vimeo: illUmiNations – Protecting our Planet.

Agashya is a silverback mountain gorilla in Rwanda. Mountain gorillas live in groups of one adult male, the silverback, and a number of females. Silverback gorilla can reach a height of more than 2 meters and a weight of more than 200 kilograms.
Agashya is a silverback mountain gorilla living in the jungle forest on the often misty and cold slopes of the dormant volcanoes in an altitude between 2200 to 4300 meters in Rwanda. Mountain gorillas live in groups of one adult male, the silverback, and a number of females. Silverback gorilla can reach a height of more than 2 meters and a weight of more than 200 kilograms.