Instagram post by @weanimals We Animals

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER!
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Thank you SO much to everyone who voted for Appolinaire and Pikin, to the @natural_history_museum, and to @apeactionafrica for their tireless work to protect animals. We're filled with ❤ right now!

This is a huge honour for Jo and our team. We Animals exists to tell the stories of animals like Pikin and humans like Appolinaire and it's beyond exciting to see them highlighted on such an important stage.

From the @natural_history_museum and @nhm_wpy: Jo-Anne's intimate photograph of a lowland gorilla and one of her rescuers depicts conservation in action and highlights our connection with our fellow apes. Pikin, the lowland gorilla, had been captured and removed from her habitat to be sold for bushmeat, but was rescued by Ape Action Africa. Jo-Anne took her shot as Pikin was being moved from one enclosure to another. The gorilla awoke from sedation during the transfer but remained calm for the bumpy drive, resting drowsily in the arms of her human companion, Appolinaire.
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(Graphic from @apeactionafrica)

#WPYPeoplesChoice

97 Comments

  • 22w ago moncec moncec

    Congratulation 💥❤️

  • 22w ago ondinesherman ondinesherman

    😻

  • 22w ago senergize_louis_divine senergize_louis_divine

    Luvin this, cool photo 😃

  • 22w ago automatikman automatikman

    You’re my person choice, Jo-Anne!

  • 22w ago animalechochamber animalechochamber

    Wahooooo!

  • 22w ago voiceless.org.au voiceless.org.au

    Congratulations - what a beautiful photo.

  • 22w ago pomelo.travel pomelo.travel

    Congratulations- beautiful!

  • 22w ago shutterbugmpls shutterbugmpls

    Well deserved-congratulations! This is such a beautiful image!! ♥️

  • 22w ago c_rutherford c_rutherford

    Fantastic!! Congratulations!!💟💟💟💟💟💟💟

  • 22w ago aimers456 aimers456

    Beautiful! There is so much love in both of their eyes! Truly amazing moment to capture in a photo!! 💖💖💖

  • 22w ago vegandee vegandee

    Brava!

  • 22w ago allihanes allihanes

    It’s so good. Congrats!

  • 22w ago sammydilorenzo sammydilorenzo

    Amazing!!

  • 22w ago brooks2lee brooks2lee

    This makes my ❤ happy

  • 22w ago pamelamiller pamelamiller

    Yay ! Wonderful recognition for an amazing photographer ! We are so fortunate that Jo Anne dedicates so much of herself to documenting the lives of these precious souls So many of them ..Each an individual Not to be Forgotten

  • 22w ago distantgardens distantgardens

    Congratulations!

  • 22w ago hello_kristab hello_kristab

    ❤️🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼❤️👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼❤️

  • 22w ago cinergizerbunny cinergizerbunny

    Congratulations!!! I was absolutely moved & inspired by your beautiful picture 💙

  • 22w ago voicingcompassion voicingcompassion

    Congratulations 🎉!!!

  • 22w ago loz003 loz003

    Congrats!

  • 22w ago benbjarnason benbjarnason

    Well deserved!

  • 22w ago aminamohamedphotography aminamohamedphotography

    So awesome!!

  • 22w ago togi71 togi71

    💥💥💥👏👏👏👏😘

  • 22w ago veganrestoran veganrestoran

    Congratulations 🎈🎊🎉

  • 22w ago k__pep k__pep

    Congrats!! Always loved this photo ❤️❤️

  • 22w ago addie_appleseed addie_appleseed

    You had my vote!!!😍😍😍😍

  • 22w ago suzanne_goodwin suzanne_goodwin

    Congratulations!!!!

  • 22w ago piebird_farm_sanctuary piebird_farm_sanctuary

    !!!

  • 22w ago ady_samayoa ady_samayoa

    Congratulations @weanimals !!

  • 22w ago otitorresdobon otitorresdobon

    😍

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  • 22w ago marielaforetvegan marielaforetvegan

    Congrats ! It’s a well deserved award ❤️

  • 22w ago cholysm cholysm

    👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️

  • 22w ago luigi_maravilha luigi_maravilha

    So great, Jo!

  • 22w ago brenppadilla brenppadilla

    ¡Transmite lindura! 🌸💚🐵

  • 22w ago luciitainthesky luciitainthesky

    Warms my heart! ❤️ 🤗

  • 22w ago cescangli cescangli

    Congrats !! It's a wonderful image. The face of both reflects a peaceful happiness that moves and inspires. Huge photo. I love

  • 22w ago lclarksaldf lclarksaldf

    Congratulations!

  • 22w ago claraclariclarita claraclariclarita

    Congratulations! Great!

  • 21w ago yurtssogood yurtssogood

    Truly a picture worth a thousand (+) words!

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