This photograph is entitled “The Human Touch” by James Gifford. This heart touching photo of a gorilla hugging its hooman caretaker wins the Human Nature Category of the 2019 Big Picture: Natural World Photography Competition. The Big Picture, via Instagram says this:
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“Images like this have the ability to become ambassadors for the cause of wildlife conservation and for the call to be kinder and gentler toward nature and toward each other.” That’s how @CristinaMittermeier, BigPicture judge and @sealegacy co-founder, sums up the power of James Gifford’s “The Human Touch,” winner of our 2019 Human Nature category.
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(Image Credit: James Gifford/ Big Picture)