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Zoo-m In, Summer 2021

Western lowland gorilla youngster Angela photographed by GLAZA member Arthur Bohlmann

PHOTO OF THE SUMMER: Patience Pays Off

When making the rounds at the Zoo, Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association member Arthur Bohlmann has a few must-see stops: the painted dogs (his favorites), the Indian gharials, and the Western lowland gorillas. His advice for other photographers is to visit often. “Some of my best photos took me several trips, photographing the same animal to get a once-in-a-lifetime shot.” Such is the story behind this portrait of gorilla Angela in a pensive pose.

“Her mother put her down for an instant, and fortunately I was following her through my lens—waiting for this moment,” Bohlmann says. “Please thank her for me!”



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