From LiveLeak, here’s a pretty amazing 6-minute film of a troop of wild gorillas strolling through a tourist camp in Uganda.
Note the knuckle-walking (the form of locomotion our ancestors abandoned) and the huge size and muscularity of the silverback males. (Note also the huge sexual dimorphism in size; females are tiny in comparison.)
Given that one of these can easily rip a human apart, I’d be really scared if I were the guy with the camera. It seems that he’s showing submissive behavior that may have made his encounter a bit less dangerous. I don’t think you’re supposed to stare directly at one of these dudes.
What an experience that would have been. A rare meeting of cousins once removed!
h/t: Bruce Grant