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)


97 댓글

  • 26w ago moncec moncec

    Congratulation 💥❤️

  • 26w ago ondinesherman ondinesherman


  • 26w ago senergize_louis_divine senergize_louis_divine

    Luvin this, cool photo 😃

  • 26w ago automatikman automatikman

    You’re my person choice, Jo-Anne!

  • 26w ago animalechochamber animalechochamber


  • 26w ago

    Congratulations - what a beautiful photo.

  • 26w ago

    Congratulations- beautiful!

  • 26w ago shutterbugmpls shutterbugmpls

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

  • 26w ago c_rutherford c_rutherford

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

  • 26w ago aimers456 aimers456

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

  • 26w ago vegandee vegandee


  • 26w ago allihanes allihanes

    It’s so good. Congrats!

  • 26w ago sammydilorenzo sammydilorenzo


  • 26w ago brooks2lee brooks2lee

    This makes my ❤ happy

  • 26w 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

  • 26w ago distantgardens distantgardens


  • 26w ago hello_kristab hello_kristab


  • 26w ago cinergizerbunny cinergizerbunny

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

  • 26w ago voicingcompassion voicingcompassion

    Congratulations 🎉!!!

  • 26w ago loz003 loz003


  • 26w ago benbjarnason benbjarnason

    Well deserved!

  • 26w ago aminamohamedphotography aminamohamedphotography

    So awesome!!

  • 26w ago togi71 togi71


  • 26w ago veganrestoran veganrestoran

    Congratulations 🎈🎊🎉

  • 26w ago k__pep k__pep

    Congrats!! Always loved this photo ❤️❤️

  • 26w ago addie_appleseed addie_appleseed

    You had my vote!!!😍😍😍😍

  • 26w ago suzanne_goodwin suzanne_goodwin


  • 26w ago piebird_farm_sanctuary piebird_farm_sanctuary


  • 26w ago ady_samayoa ady_samayoa

    Congratulations @weanimals !!

  • 26w ago otitorresdobon otitorresdobon


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  • 26w ago marielaforetvegan marielaforetvegan

    Congrats ! It’s a well deserved award ❤️

  • 26w ago cholysm cholysm


  • 26w ago luigi_maravilha luigi_maravilha

    So great, Jo!

  • 26w ago brenppadilla brenppadilla

    ¡Transmite lindura! 🌸💚🐵

  • 26w ago luciitainthesky luciitainthesky

    Warms my heart! ❤️ 🤗

  • 26w 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

  • 26w ago lclarksaldf lclarksaldf


  • 26w ago claraclariclarita claraclariclarita

    Congratulations! Great!

  • 25w ago yurtssogood yurtssogood

    Truly a picture worth a thousand (+) words!


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