Photography by Suzi Eszterhas | Text by Della Watson
"Gorillas have these big, close-knit families, and they're always interacting," Eszterhas says. "It's one of the things that makes them so exciting to photograph." The three young mountain gorillas pictured above are playmates from different mothers who will likely grow up together. Their small swath of home in the Virunga Mountains in East Africa is a fragile oasis. "You're talking about 700 mountain gorillas in the whole world, in this tiny habitat that's surrounded by human conflict, poverty, and overpopulation."