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a gorilla in an enclosure at the Dallas Zoo
December 25, 2015

Lost in Thought

This gorilla’s pensive gaze intrigued Your Shot member Daryl Tannis, who made this photo while at the Dallas Zoo on a “safari photographic adventure event.” Tannis writes, “I was amazed by their humanlike interactions and reactions to the crowd, and I was fortunate to capture a couple of good images of their emotional expressions. Focusing on the faces of living subjects is my preference, particularly the eyes. I patiently positioned myself where [the gorillas] frequently seemed to stop in thought, although briefly.”

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Photograph by Daryl Tannis, National Geographic Your Shot

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