In the midst of Gorillas in the Mist

A trip to the nearest zoo just wasn’t enough!
Christine Pence just had to fulfill the passion burning within to photograph gorillas in the wild–in Uganda.   And when she couldn’t find any one to go with her, she decided to just do it alone. So what that she’s 66!

In our interview, she gives fascinating details of what it takes to spend an hour with a gorilla family in the jungles of Uganda.  They are in the wild, but are used to humans being around. Caution is never tossed to the wind because these are still wild beasts.  She was, however, able to get within 4 feet of one of the creatures– and the little ones would run around and get even closer, unhindered and unmoved by the humans in their midst.

©Christine Pence

©Christine Pence

 

Her travel tale includes additional adventures she experience–using her international entrepreneur skills and experiences:  she was able to give business know-how assistance to the ‘aunties’ of a children’s orphanage, a bird guide who could greatly benefit from being able to produce a photographic book of birds, and a cultural tribe of basket weavers.

 

©Christine Pence

 

©Christine Pence

©Christine Pence

 

 

In the closing of the episode, we’re  treated to beautiful imagery of  photographs she took  while there.

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