‘Gorilla selfie’: Congolese ranger tells how he snapped viral photo
Mathieu Shamavu’s photo captured two female orphaned gorillas at a national park in the Congo copying his movements
Two gorillas stand behind a park ranger, one at a side angle, with her shoulders back, head up, definitely posing. The other seems to be peering around the back of the human to make sure she’s in shot.
The photograph – or gorilla selfie, as it has been dubbed – went viral after it was shared by Mathieu Shamavu, a ranger at Virunga national park in eastern Congo, who captured the shot.