While many of our selfies are just basic, this event will show us the art of self-portrait, shown by a bunch of gorillas.
Yes, you read it right – this time it’s not Ellen DeGeneres, but some beautiful gorillas in the Virunga National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
According to the park’s website, the park has been “deeply” impacted by wars and armed conflict over the last two decades.
“Virunga is protected by a dedicated team of more than 600 rangers,” the website says.
“These local men and women go through intensive training, risking their lives daily to protect the park’s outstanding wildlife, including mountain gorillas in critical danger of extinction.”
But while the work of the guards is seriously dangerous, it seems they also find time to band together and amuse themselves with the gorillas by which they risk their necks every day – taking some time off from their time to pose together for photos.
As you will see, gorillas are natural photographic models.
In a photo shared earlier this week, captioned in ‘Another Day at the Office’ (another day in the office), a ranger takes a selfie with two of the park’s gorillas, Ndakasi and Matabishi – standing behind him, as if they were security guards at our local club.
You definitely would not go through these guys, right?
Another photo was captioned with ‘Family Portrait’, taken last year, also features ranger Patrick Sadiki posing with Ndakasi and Matabishi.
Another photo, also from 2018, is captioned “Words of a Way of Life – Intimate Sagesse”.
He added: “When you are still young, it seems very simple to be a hero or a martyr. But as one advances in life, one understands the price of a simple act of virtue, and only God can give us the strength to achieve this. “
The moments are fantastic – but also the perfect reminder of the people who work hard to protect the gorillas in the national park, where ‘a day at the office’ is not exactly like most of us know.
Source: Portal Do Animal