Waiting at Logan Airport, Theo sleeping.
Palm trees outside Le Meridien Hotel in Libreville, Gabon.
Jonie and Theo checking out the guidebook in the hotel lobby.
At Libreville airport.
Looking back inside the Dornier 228.
Flight to Omboue from Libreville aboard Dornier 228 TR-LHE.
The second boat ferrying us to Evengue Island (Gorilla Island) from Omboue. Piloting the boat is Fredrico, our Italian guide for Evengue.
Cat at Evengue Island.
Flower at Evengue Island.
Molly at Evengue.
Molly and Sarah in their cabin at Evengue.
Purple flower with bee.
Gorilla at Evengue. Several Gorillas who have permanent diseases or cannot be reintegrated are kept in a large enclosure here (with goals to expand the enclosure). Another set of young orphan gorillas (parents poached) is kept separately and they go out into the forest during the day. The goal there is to eventually reintegrate them to the forest.
Mabeke, the silverback (dominant male). He lived over 20 years in a research lab since when he was orphaned that was the only option for orphans.
Some papayas were tossed into the enclosure. The silverback came up and caught them like footballs, ate a bit, and then left the rest for the other two gorillas.
Molly looking for birds.
Me, taken by Gennie.
Boat moored in the Fernan-Vaz lagoon.
Bird in flight.
Bill, our guide Yves, and Molly.
Molly and Sarah chatting on the beach.
Abby and Gennie surfing in the Atlantic.
Abby and Gennie getting attacked by a wave.
Surfing in the Atlantic.
Gennie ending up in shallower waters...
Molly with the sunglasses she later left at Evengue.
Bill playing his PVC flute.
Me at Evengue, taken by Gennie.
Molly resisting photography.
Gennie on our trip across the lagoon and up the Mpive river.
The inside of St. Anne's Mission, a metal church built by Gustave Eiffel and shipped from France to Gabon in sections.
Nativity scene at the church.
Interior of St. Anne's.
Flower outside of St. Anne's church.
The rest of the crew and Yves.