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 comments for “Ferocious Meets Delicate at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  1. Queen-Size funny bone
    August 9, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    The teenager probably wanted his cell phone turned back on.

  2. ratmammy
    August 9, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    I love watching Gorillas! they are so fascinating.

  3. Dina
    August 10, 2008 at 12:27 am

    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.

  4. Faye Pekas
    August 10, 2008 at 3:00 am

    These big guys are beautiful animals.

  5. Greyscale Territory
    August 10, 2008 at 6:58 am

    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!

  6. Snowbird
    August 10, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Love the pictures. I love the gorillas. Pure power and majesty.

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  8. Teena in Toronto
    August 10, 2008 at 10:33 am

    I love the zoo!

    I played too :)

  9. AppleDebbie
    August 10, 2008 at 2:47 pm

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

  10. Crafty Gardener
    August 10, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Great shots of the animals. Thanks for visiting The Gardener Side

  11. Gretchen
    August 10, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Great photos!!!!

  12. Ashrunner
    August 10, 2008 at 7:30 pm

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

  13. Mare
    August 10, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    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! =)

  14. Misty Dawn
    August 10, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    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!

  15. http://pixiekatten.blogg.se/
    August 11, 2008 at 9:53 am

    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!

  16. Christy
    August 11, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Nice shots. I really love the butterfly. It is so beautiful.

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