Instagram post by @weanimals We Animals

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.
(Graphic from @apeactionafrica)



  • 34w ago moncec moncec

    Congratulation 💥❤️

  • 34w ago ondinesherman ondinesherman


  • 34w ago senergize_louis_divine senergize_louis_divine

    Luvin this, cool photo 😃

  • 34w ago automatikman automatikman

    You’re my person choice, Jo-Anne!

  • 34w ago animalechochamber animalechochamber


  • 34w ago

    Congratulations - what a beautiful photo.

  • 34w ago

    Congratulations- beautiful!

  • 34w ago shutterbugmpls shutterbugmpls

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

  • 34w ago c_rutherford c_rutherford

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

  • 34w ago aimers456 aimers456

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

  • 34w ago vegandee vegandee


  • 34w ago allihanes allihanes

    It’s so good. Congrats!

  • 34w ago sammydilorenzo sammydilorenzo


  • 34w ago brooks2lee brooks2lee

    This makes my ❤ happy

  • 34w 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

  • 34w ago distantgardens distantgardens


  • 34w ago hello_kristab hello_kristab


  • 34w ago cinergizerbunny cinergizerbunny

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

  • 34w ago voicingcompassion voicingcompassion

    Congratulations 🎉!!!

  • 34w ago loz003 loz003


  • 34w ago benbjarnason benbjarnason

    Well deserved!

  • 34w ago aminamohamedphotography aminamohamedphotography

    So awesome!!

  • 34w ago togi71 togi71


  • 34w ago veganrestoran veganrestoran

    Congratulations 🎈🎊🎉

  • 34w ago k__pep k__pep

    Congrats!! Always loved this photo ❤️❤️

  • 34w ago addie_appleseed addie_appleseed

    You had my vote!!!😍😍😍😍

  • 34w ago suzanne_goodwin suzanne_goodwin


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  • 34w ago ady_samayoa ady_samayoa

    Congratulations @weanimals !!

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  • 34w ago marielaforetvegan marielaforetvegan

    Congrats ! It’s a well deserved award ❤️

  • 34w ago cholysm cholysm


  • 34w ago luigi_maravilha luigi_maravilha

    So great, Jo!

  • 34w ago brenppadilla brenppadilla

    ¡Transmite lindura! 🌸💚🐵

  • 34w ago luciitainthesky luciitainthesky

    Warms my heart! ❤️ 🤗

  • 34w 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

  • 34w ago lclarksaldf lclarksaldf


  • 34w ago claraclariclarita claraclariclarita

    Congratulations! Great!

  • 34w ago yurtssogood yurtssogood

    Truly a picture worth a thousand (+) words!


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