13 Feb '18, 3pm

Rescued gorilla and her caretaker win Wildlife Photographer of the Year award

While we may be more accustomed to images of animals in their natural habitat claiming wildlife photography prizes; this year things look a little different. The people have spoken and a photo of a lowland gorilla and her human friend has won the People's Choice award at the London Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year. The heart-warming photo was taken by Jo-Anne McArthur in Cameroon as the gorilla, Pikin, was being moved from one forest sanctuary enclosure to a new and larger one. Although the animals had been sedated for the trip, she woke up while traveling. "Luckily, she was not only very drowsy but also in the arms of her caretaker, Appolinaire Ndohoudou," writes Katie Pavid for the museum , "so she remained calm for the duration of the bumpy drive." "I regularly document the cruelties animals endure at our hands, but sometimes I bear witness to ...

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