Two years ago I embarked on an opportunity of a lifetime. It changed my life for it helped me gain independence, confidence, and skills that every aspiring scientist should have as they move forward with their conservation career. Of course, if you know me at all, it involved animals. To be more specific, it involved African wildlife, and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)
We went out knowing that we were in the known territory of unhabituated groups of mountain gorillas as well as the recently habituated tourism group Oruzogo. We were conducting reconnaissance trails in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park's Sector I and while we couldn't expect to find anything noteworthy on that particular day, anything was possible.
A photo diary from Becky Walter, an AWF intern in the field. Click on any of the stunning images below to view it in full size.
Through the vegetation, meet the newest member of the Kyaguliro family group in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. Born to Tindamanyire on Thursday, September 15th, it was born just in time to be counted in the census of mountain gorillas that is currently underway.