National Geographic : 2001 Mar
Faunal Reserve, a sanctuary on the coast of Gabon where elephants amble along the oceanfront and gorillas graze near the water. Then I prepared to head inland to rendez vous with Michael Fay and David Quammen for the third and last leg of our jour ney from deepest forest to the sea. fl See and hear an interview with photographer Michael Nichols at nationalgeo graphic.com/ngm/0103. Gently reaching for its mother, a young gorilla luxuriates in its grassy domain (top). A disease, perhaps yaws, disfigured the face of a gorilla that ran screaming into the forest when it spotted me. Another displayed an amusing habit of feeding with its leg poised in midair.