This male silverback gorilla was just sitting around when his young one decided to go running and started tumbling down the hill. Big Daddy ran and headed him off before he could tumble down into the moat.
Then he sat and guarded the area. The young one did check back but stayed out of reach before running back to his mother. This big fellow had such an intelligent look in his eyes.
My guest photographer for this photo taken at Busch Gardens is my inherited daughter, Vanessa. Below is a photo I took of her at the beach the next day.
Perhaps I should have titled this one "Beauty and the Beast"...