Wildlife photographers often put themselves in dangerous situations just to get the right shot. Some go one step further and risk injury for that epic snap. It takes a great amount of dedication and bravery, for instance, to stand in front of a gorilla weighing nearly 430 pounds (190 kilograms) in order to take a picture:
While visiting Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, photographer Christophe Courteau found out the hard way that mountain gorillas, especially when drunk on bamboo shoots, are a bit territorial and aggressive. Luckily, the photographer is okay. Gorillas have at least triple the muscle strength of a human being, so a full power punch could do a whole lot of damage. A good lesson in respecting wildlife and keeping your distance.
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