‘I have traveled north from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda six times over the last eight years and I have generally failed to come home with anything that does Africa’s “Jurassic Park” justice. So before arriving, I had already made a few decisions. I would go when the chance of cloud cover was best and focus only on the lead silverbacks. Most importantly, I knew there was no point in deciding prior to the hike what lenses to take, as I would have no idea what sort of topography the trackers would find the gorillas in. But I knew I could leave some gear halfway up the mountain and then work with whatever the layout dictated. In other words, this year the goal was to be spontaneous and not prescriptive’.