A PHOTOGRAPHIC TOUR
OF ODZALA-KOKOUA NATIONAL PARK,
REPUBLIC OF CONGO
A female western lowland gorilla climbs a tree in search of fruit. ©African Parks/Michael Viljoen
A shy forest elephant wades through the river before disappearing into the forest. ©Sophie Smith
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
A young female western lowland gorilla. ©African Parks/Michael Viljoen
Great blue turaco. ©African Parks/Pete Oxford.
Black and white colobus monkeys with a new addition to the family. ©African Parks/Pete Oxford
African green pigeons descend en masse to feed at the mineral-rich bai. ©Sophie Smith
Left: Cleome afrospina. Right: Delicate fungus grows from piles of elephant dung. ©Sophie Smith
An African crowned eagle takes flight. ©African Parks/Michael Viljoen
A mother and her infant western lowland gorilla. ©African Parks/Michael Viljoen
African forest buffalo are a common sight on the banks of the marshy bai. ©Sophie Smith
Pygmy hunters prepare nets towards which they chase small forest animals such as duikers, hogs and rodents. ©African Parks/Pete Oxford.
A guide photographs the gnarled bark of an ancient tree. ©Sophie Smith
Grey parrots congregate on the bai to ingest the mineral rich soil. ©African Parks/Pete Oxford.
A young western lowland gorilla. ©African Parks/Michael Viljoen