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Close up of a Gorilla at a zoo in England July 1971

Close up of a Gorilla at a zoo in England July 1971


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Close up of a Gorilla at a zoo in England July 1971

Close up of a Gorilla at a zoo in England
July 1971

Howard Walker
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Hertfordshire
United Kingdom
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Media ID 21525608

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In this photo print, taken by the talented Howard Walker in July 1971, we are drawn into an intimate encounter with a magnificent gorilla at a zoo in England. The image transports us back to a time when zoos were windows into the wild world of exotic creatures. The close-up composition allows us to witness every detail of this gentle giant's face. Its deep-set eyes gaze directly into ours, revealing a profound sadness that seems to transcend its physical surroundings. The gorilla's fur is textured and thick, hinting at its incredible strength and primal nature. This snapshot from the 1970s captures not only the beauty of these majestic animals but also serves as a reminder of our responsibility towards their conservation. It prompts us to reflect on how far we have come in understanding and protecting these endangered species since that summer day over four decades ago. Howard Walker's skillful photography effortlessly conveys both the vulnerability and power within this gorilla's soulful expression. As we admire this remarkable creature frozen in time, let it serve as an invitation for empathy towards all living beings who share our planet – reminding us that even behind bars, they deserve our utmost respect and care. Memory Lane Prints offers you an opportunity to bring home this iconic piece of history; allowing you to cherish not just a photograph but also support efforts dedicated to preserving wildlife for generations yet unborn.

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