Gorilla me this...
December 15, 2007 8:25 AM   Subscribe

Gorillas -- does anyone know of a good online (or near Seattle) source for large, good quality pictures of gorillas, suitable for framing?

My wife has been in Uganda and Guinea on business for two weeks. Before travelling to Guinea from Uganda, she went on a gorilla trek in the southwest corner of Uganda and took some amazing photos, as you might expect when you're only 5 feet from the gorilla family. Sadly, her wallet was pickpocketed as she boarded the plane in Conakry on her way home. She's somewhat heartbroken and I'm hoping to find a nice print or two that evoke the right memories for her from her trip. Any thoughts?
posted by Pantengliopoli to Pets & Animals (9 answers total)
Best answer: Haven't searched there for gorillas, but istockphoto has 1000s of affordable, large images.
posted by omnidrew at 8:43 AM on December 15, 2007

iStockPhoto has a few natural and artistic photos of gorillas. They're usually big enough for printing 8x10".

On preview: ah damn. I checked the Smithsonian image archive and found zippo for "ape" and "gorilla"
posted by cowbellemoo at 8:45 AM on December 15, 2007

Also, Flickr has many - just search by interestingness.
posted by luriete at 9:16 AM on December 15, 2007

What does "search by interestingness" mean?
posted by grumblebee at 9:54 AM on December 15, 2007

posted by mumkin at 10:12 AM on December 15, 2007

Best answer: This would be a more useful Flickr link for the OP. But you can see, grumblebee, that "most interesting" is selected as the view mode, as opposed to "most relevant" or "most recent."
posted by mumkin at 10:18 AM on December 15, 2007

Response by poster: Thanks everyone -- that's a great start for me.
posted by Pantengliopoli at 11:23 AM on December 15, 2007

Please remember to check the Creative Commons license if you find a Flickr photo that you would like to print. This lets you know what kind of permissions the artist has decided to grant you, a member of the public. Even if they have restricted the rights, most people on Flickr are really nice and if you just tell them you would like to buy a print from them, they will probably sell you one or even give it to you.
posted by matildaben at 4:06 PM on December 15, 2007

Response by poster: Good advice matildaben, thank you -- I'll make sure to do that.
posted by Pantengliopoli at 4:20 PM on December 15, 2007

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