Is this the world’s best selfie? Gorillas pose with anti-poaching ranger

Capturing the perfect selfie requires a combination of skill, timing, and setting. It also helps to have some charismatic people around to join you.

One of the most famous selfies was taken by Ellen DeGeneres at the Oscars in 2014, joined by a number of celebrities.

There’s also the selfie taken by Joe Biden with Barack Obama, showing off their “bromance”.

But it’s time to step aside, Ellen DeGeneres and Joe Biden. There’s a new candidate for the world’s best selfie.

Patrick Sadiki, an anti-poaching Ranger at the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has done much better than taking a selfie with Hollywood celebrities or heads of state.

He’s taken a series of selfies with the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas.


Posted by The Elite AntiPoaching Units And Combat Trackers. on Thursday, April 18, 2019

In the photo above, Patrick managed to capture two gorillas who seem to be aware of the camera, somehow making a similar pose to Patrick himself.

His next selfie is even better, with the gorillas squeezing into the frame.

Virunga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s one of the most biodiverse protected sites in the world.

The region has been deeply impacted by the effects of armed conflict for over 20 years. Virunga is protected by a team of 600 incredibly brave Rangers. Their mission is to maintain the region’s biodiversity.

One of their main aims is to protect the Mountain Gorillas.

You can support their brave work by making a donation of any amount. Every little bit helps to provide resources for the Rangers to save the lives of these beautiful creatures.

Please share this article to help draw attention to the important work being undertaken by the Rangers at Virunga National Park.

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Notable replies

  1. When we act on protecting biodiversity, especially with such as these, we are helping to protect ourselves, on many, many levels. Even to die in the attempt is no big deal, because only this particular body, of many stardust bodies we will have over time, will die; but we will grow towards our Destiny of becoming great examples of living Love.

    To die to protect a ‘brother’ has always been a highly regarded action, ever since human started to assemble in small, cooperative groups. Such as this led to cooperating humans becoming a major factor in this world. The cancer that is competition is actually on its way out, again, but our Traditional press is paid not to report on that! Oh the Karma of it all!

    When we come to the point where we act on protecting all life, we will overcome those who use Fear to attempt to control us, so they can ‘feel’ safer. Behind the scenes, this is already happening! LoL

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