Recently, an anti-poaching ranger described his rather unique selfies with a pair of endangered mountain gorillas as 'just another day in the office.'
While a large number of our selfies are definitely far from artistic perfection, however, presently we're being hilariously owned in the craft of the self-portrait by a bunch of photogenic gorillas. Yes, you read it right the first time around, gorillas are now winning at selfies!
And fortunately, this time it's not the ever-so-happy Ellen DeGeneres, but some actual attractive gorillas at the Virunga National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site the in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
As indicated by the recreation center's website, the site has been 'deeply' affected by war and armed conflict throughout the most recent two decades. "Virunga is protected by a dedicated team of over 600 rangers," the website reads.
"These local men and women go through intensive training, risking their lives on a daily basis to safeguard the park's exceptional wildlife, including the last of the world's critically endangered mountain gorillas," it further reads.
Yet, while the Rangers' job is a genuinely perilous one, it appears they additionally discover time to bond with the gorillas they're taking a huge risk for - getting a charge out of a little personal time by posing for pictures together.
The gorillas, as you'll see in the selfies, are born naturals. In a photograph shared earlier this week, captioned 'Another Day at the Office', an officer takes a selfie with two of the recreation center's gorillas, Ndakasi and Matabishi - who are standing behind him, puffing out their chests like they're bouncers at the nearby club.
Another photograph captioned 'Family Portrait', taken a year ago, additionally showcases officer Patrick Sadiki pose with Ndakasi and Matabishi. Without a doubt, the creatures need to improve their angle, as it's not actually the most complimenting (those nostrils!), yet it is still better than most human selfies!
One other photograph, additionally from 2018, is captioned 'Words to live by - Sagesse Intemporelle' It includes the passage, "When one is still young, it seems very simple to be a hero or a martyr. But as one marches on in life, one understands the price of a simple act of virtue, and only nature can give us the strength to achieve this."
The snaps are undoubtedly incredible and an ideal reminder for the rest of the humanity that we should do everything in our power to save our ailing planet, whether it's the flora or the fauna, everything deserves a living chance, and we should give it to them!