#BeautifulBeings – 002
For my second feature in the beautiful beings series, I’m doing an image of a Virunga Ranger. The rangers of Virunga National Park in Africa play a significant role in the protection of the Mountain Gorillas that live there. I’ve always had a close connection to gorillas but once I dove in a little deeper I was exposed to the Rangers and what they’re doing to help this amazing species. They are truly beautiful beings and are on the front lines of this ongoing battle. Some have lost their life and left wives and children behind.
The coverage/documentaries about these warriors are hard to watch. One minute you’re filled with hope and the next, super emotional due to all the violence and loss of life. I’m very hopeful that one day the wars will end, and they can begin to live in harmony but as of now the fight is far from over.
I encourage anyone who is interested in learning more about these incredible men to watch this documentary and visit their website. If you’d like to help the Fallen Ranger Fund is a great place to start. A little goes a long way.