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)


96 댓글

  • 48w ago moncec moncec

    Congratulation 💥❤️

  • 48w ago ondinesherman ondinesherman


  • 48w ago senergize_louis_divine senergize_louis_divine

    Luvin this, cool photo 😃

  • 48w ago automatikman automatikman

    You’re my person choice, Jo-Anne!

  • 48w ago animalechochamber animalechochamber


  • 48w ago

    Congratulations - what a beautiful photo.

  • 48w ago

    Congratulations- beautiful!

  • 48w ago shutterbugmpls shutterbugmpls

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

  • 48w ago c_rutherford c_rutherford

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

  • 48w ago aimers456 aimers456

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

  • 48w ago vegandee vegandee


  • 48w ago allihanes allihanes

    It’s so good. Congrats!

  • 48w ago sammydilorenzo sammydilorenzo


  • 48w ago brooks2lee brooks2lee

    This makes my ❤ happy

  • 48w 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

  • 48w ago distantgardens distantgardens


  • 48w ago hello_kristab hello_kristab


  • 48w ago cinergizerbunny cinergizerbunny

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

  • 48w ago voicingcompassion voicingcompassion

    Congratulations 🎉!!!

  • 48w ago loz003 loz003


  • 48w ago benbjarnason benbjarnason

    Well deserved!

  • 48w ago aminamohamedphotography aminamohamedphotography

    So awesome!!

  • 48w ago togi71 togi71


  • 48w ago veganrestoran veganrestoran

    Congratulations 🎈🎊🎉

  • 48w ago k__pep k__pep

    Congrats!! Always loved this photo ❤️❤️

  • 48w ago addie_appleseed addie_appleseed

    You had my vote!!!😍😍😍😍

  • 48w ago suzanne_goodwin suzanne_goodwin


  • 48w ago piebird_farm_sanctuary piebird_farm_sanctuary


  • 48w ago ady_samayoa ady_samayoa

    Congratulations @weanimals !!

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  • 48w ago marielaforetvegan marielaforetvegan

    Congrats ! It’s a well deserved award ❤️

  • 48w ago cholysm cholysm


  • 48w ago luigi_maravilha luigi_maravilha

    So great, Jo!

  • 48w ago brenppadilla brenppadilla

    ¡Transmite lindura! 🌸💚🐵

  • 48w ago luciitainthesky luciitainthesky

    Warms my heart! ❤️ 🤗

  • 48w 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

  • 48w ago lclarksaldf lclarksaldf


  • 47w ago claraclariclarita claraclariclarita

    Congratulations! Great!

  • 47w ago yurtssogood yurtssogood

    Truly a picture worth a thousand (+) words!

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