Project Lowland Gorillas

Western Lowland GorillasIn May and June 2021 our teams are wading through the wild swamps of Gabon, home to a large group of Western lowland gorillas. Scientists from Leipzig’s Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology have been studying these fascinating primates for years and the gorillas have now become accustomed to the presence of humans. This will allow us to get up close and personal with our cameras, despite the difficulties associated with shooting in knee-deep water. The film is a co-production of Terra Mater Factual Studios with NDR  Naturfilm and National Geographic International.