In the jungle
Standing in the mess of twisted vines and jungle overgrowth in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, our little group of explorers -- myself, my friend, a middle-aged Swedish couple, our guide, scouts, and trackers -- stood in silence as we stared at a family of silverback gorillas in front of us. They stared back, equally curious. A loud, humming sound broke the silence, and one of the Swedes turned to our guide and asked, "what was that?" in a voice that suggested wonder and excitement.