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Majed Ali's Image

Majed trekked for four hours to meet Kibande, an almost-40- year-old mountain gorilla. ‘The more we climbed, the hotter and more humid it got,’ Majed recalls. As cooling rain began to fall, Kibande remained in the open, seeming to enjoy the shower.

Mountain gorillas are a subspecies of the eastern gorilla, and are found at altitudes over 1,400 metres in two isolated populations – at the Virunga volcanoes and in Bwindi. These gorillas are endangered due to habitat loss, disease, poaching and habitat disruption caused by human activity.

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Majed Ali

Majed Ali

Kuwait

Majed's main work is as head of marketing for an NGO in Africa , helping them to document their projects and raise funds online for water projects. He started taking photos in 1996 and has most recently worked in the Persian Gulf and in Kenya.

Image details

  • Nikon Z6
  • 70–200mm f2.8 lens at 200mm
  • 1/320 sec at f6.3  •   ISO 640
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