Ferocious Meets Delicate at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Ferocious Meets Delicate at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
October 14th, 2006

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One fine day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, I walked the Maharajah trail to visit the gorillas.  A knot of people were gathered on the left side of the path.  There at the edge of the forest stood two large fellas in an eye-lock, daring one another to blink.

A Disney Cast Member came by and pointed out that the one on the left was an older “teenager” who had been challenging the alpha male’s authority lately.  We really thought we were about to see some serious “gorilla warfare”, but no; the “teenager” ended up blinking first, and stalked off into the forest.

I turned around to continue my trek, and beheld this strikingly beautiful butterfly, fluttering delicately on a nearby cluster of flowers.  Here, in the same space with the power and ferocity of the gorillas, delicacy and grace endure.

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16 thoughts on “Ferocious Meets Delicate at Disney’s Animal Kingdom”

  1. Your gorillas are fascinating. The kids and I visited Disney World 30 years ago, but there were no gorillas then. Glad you are enjoying Florida. Thanks for your visit to Jerusalem.
    See you again.

  2. What incredible pics! Gorillas in close-up! Awesome! I still rank “Gorillas in the Mist” as one of my favourite movies of all time!

    And that butterfly pic is so beautiful!

    Happy weekend!

  3. Magnificent Gorillas and a gorgeous butterfly all in the same post – I love it! Great photos!

  4. Nice shots. It would have been interesting if the younger gorilla hadn’t blinked. They sure are powerful looking creatures.

  5. The one thing I love about Disney’s Animal Kingdom is that there is always something new every time you visit. You just never know what may surprise you around the next bend! =)

  6. What an AWESOME post! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ‘stalking away’ pic – so much emotion and personality captured there! This is really a fantastic post!

  7. Wonderful photos of the gorillas! There was a lot of drama in that picture, I could really feel the tension between the 2 males. Great capture! :) Have a fantastic day!

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