A PHOTOGRAPHIC TOUR
OF ODZALA-KOKOUA NATIONAL PARK,
REPUBLIC OF CONGO

camera
with thanks to
AFRICAN PARKS
and
SOPHIE SMITH
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A female western lowland gorilla climbs a tree in search of fruit. ©African Parks/Michael Viljoen

 

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A shy forest elephant wades through the river before disappearing into the forest. ©Sophie Smith

 

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Musanga cecropioidesis. Odzala-Kokoua National Park is one of the world’s most botanically diverse areas, with more than 4,400 plant species. ©Sophie Smith

 

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A young female western lowland gorilla. ©African Parks/Michael Viljoen

 

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Great blue turaco. ©African Parks/Pete Oxford.

 

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Black and white colobus monkeys with a new addition to the family. ©African Parks/Pete Oxford

 

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African green pigeons descend en masse to feed at the mineral-rich bai. ©Sophie Smith

 

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Left: Cleome afrospina. Right: Delicate fungus grows from piles of elephant dung. ©Sophie Smith

 

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An African crowned eagle takes flight. ©African Parks/Michael Viljoen

 

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A mother and her infant western lowland gorilla. ©African Parks/Michael Viljoen

 

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African forest buffalo are a common sight on the banks of the marshy bai. ©Sophie Smith

 

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Pygmy hunters prepare nets towards which they chase small forest animals such as duikers, hogs and rodents. ©African Parks/Pete Oxford.

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A guide photographs the gnarled bark of an ancient tree. ©Sophie Smith

 

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Grey parrots congregate on the bai to ingest the mineral rich soil. ©African Parks/Pete Oxford.

 

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A young western lowland gorilla. ©African Parks/Michael Viljoen

 

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  • Evan

    Beautiful photographs. I have always dreamed to go there. Now I feel like I have in a way!