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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.
(Graphic from @apeactionafrica)



  • 42w ago moncec moncec

    Congratulation 💥❤️

  • 42w ago ondinesherman ondinesherman


  • 42w ago senergize_louis_divine senergize_louis_divine

    Luvin this, cool photo 😃

  • 42w ago automatikman automatikman

    You’re my person choice, Jo-Anne!

  • 42w ago animalechochamber animalechochamber


  • 42w ago

    Congratulations - what a beautiful photo.

  • 42w ago

    Congratulations- beautiful!

  • 42w ago shutterbugmpls shutterbugmpls

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

  • 42w ago c_rutherford c_rutherford

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

  • 42w ago aimers456 aimers456

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

  • 42w ago vegandee vegandee


  • 42w ago allihanes allihanes

    It’s so good. Congrats!

  • 42w ago sammydilorenzo sammydilorenzo


  • 42w ago brooks2lee brooks2lee

    This makes my ❤ happy

  • 42w 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

  • 42w ago distantgardens distantgardens


  • 42w ago hello_kristab hello_kristab


  • 42w ago cinergizerbunny cinergizerbunny

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

  • 42w ago voicingcompassion voicingcompassion

    Congratulations 🎉!!!

  • 42w ago loz003 loz003


  • 42w ago benbjarnason benbjarnason

    Well deserved!

  • 42w ago aminamohamedphotography aminamohamedphotography

    So awesome!!

  • 42w ago togi71 togi71


  • 42w ago veganrestoran veganrestoran

    Congratulations 🎈🎊🎉

  • 42w ago k__pep k__pep

    Congrats!! Always loved this photo ❤️❤️

  • 42w ago addie_appleseed addie_appleseed

    You had my vote!!!😍😍😍😍

  • 42w ago suzanne_goodwin suzanne_goodwin


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  • 42w ago ady_samayoa ady_samayoa

    Congratulations @weanimals !!

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  • 42w ago marielaforetvegan marielaforetvegan

    Congrats ! It’s a well deserved award ❤️

  • 42w ago cholysm cholysm


  • 42w ago luigi_maravilha luigi_maravilha

    So great, Jo!

  • 42w ago brenppadilla brenppadilla

    ¡Transmite lindura! 🌸💚🐵

  • 42w ago luciitainthesky luciitainthesky

    Warms my heart! ❤️ 🤗

  • 42w 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

  • 42w ago lclarksaldf lclarksaldf


  • 42w ago claraclariclarita claraclariclarita

    Congratulations! Great!

  • 42w ago yurtssogood yurtssogood

    Truly a picture worth a thousand (+) words!

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