National Geographic

Photos by @ronan_donovan // Here's a rare look at the full batch of photos taken in order to get a published image of two mountain gorillas play-fighting. These two adolescent males - Ubwuzu, 11, and Agahebuzo, 10 - grapple in a playful embrace. Weighing in at 300+lbs, they tussled for 10 minutes, taking short breaks between bouts to catch their breath. The elevation and moving those large bodies left them both breathing heavily. Their teeth are stained black as a result of the tannins in the vegetation they eat. Follow @ronan_donovan for more mountain gorilla photos and stories. This is an unpublished image series from my article in the current issue of National Geographic Magazine entitled The Gorillas Dian Fossey Saved, written by Elizabeth Royte. Link in the bio of @ronan_donovan


Wow! This is amazing! 🙌🏻

هذه الهوشة بالذات لا تحاول تفرق بينهم ولا تتليقف خلك بعيد 🦍🦍🦍🦍💪🏿🤛🏿🤜🏿



Crazy! Wouldn't want to be anywhere near this 😵

I wouldn't stand a chance

@brickdog the full burst

So incredible that you got to witnesses they are amazing beasts I would have never thought this was playtime so incredible


Woah @kwitcher13 This is terrifying

@heidijardine2 me and @sjard13 when he burnt our minecraft house down

@200xrp cuando me tocas el pelo

@lifewithain why u gaduh with ur sis until like this.. mengucap ok

Shook because they're only play fighting. I love wild life - it's so interesting how their characters are similar to ours.. they just have a different way of carrying them out obviously.

@nataliaisaza26 a tu chucha

@lulusfe hHAAHHAHA nah that how i'll gaduh with that pig

@mauricio.dussan.3 A ti😉, cara de 🐒

Ay look it's Darren Till

King Kong fighter ^^

Power! 💪🏻

Que fuerte!

Issayouuu @lerealv2


This is amazing.

@vidic___b puko spic

Great footage. I would think this would be a very rare occurrence. Did they know you were close? Many thanks for sharing.

@abbieflynn so cool dude x

Lmaoooo just saw this. @juliakulikow

Nice! @ronan_donovan what lens did you use? I will be going there later this year...

Can't take you 👦 anywere!!! Ha!!Ha!!

This is so sad don't like this post. Hope the gorillas are okey sending them prayers

Nyc animal #natgeo

@tiftang 嚇死人..

@sallymaddden exclusive photos of our fight


Lol just imagine being the cameraman and all of a sudden they stop fighting and charge towards you @haytham_aziz19

I so miss my Willie B he was such a gentle giant.

Hay que miedo

This is so amazing 😯😯

Look it's you when you are mad @alexgtz32

Parece España y Cataluña 😊


Qué pedo, quien te hizo enojar ? @cicutafrausto

this is what's ab to happen if you touch my belly button @chadberry20 gorilla mode

@macrayla we'll see 🤔😏

But do they lift angry? @camliftsangry

Son como nostros

Such an awesome animal

TIRED AND HANGRY @karlydawnnn @rayboittiaux

So beautiful!!.👏👏👏😍


Here we have my 2 youngest children ages 7 and 8 fighting over who will actually get up and let the dog back inside after his barking attack on the neighbor's cat

Мальчики,не ссорьтесь,все равно выбор за Ней...

this will happn if ull not take me out for a dinner...! @manali.9 hahahaha

whispering sweet nothings into Art's ear @artconniefenwick

cuando te da un venazo @clara_briand


Incredible ; good work !!

Magnificent creatures!!

Ka lu kalo marah ama gua jgn gini ya @junitadwi.a

Love it!

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