Only one word can describe how you feel the moment you are eye-in-eye with one of the last remaining mountain gorillas: small. These animals are so powerful, yet so peaceful. I was sitting on my knees, waiting for the display to unfold in front of me. This particular female gorilla came walking up to me, and decided to sit down to start eating some bamboo. She must have been only 5 meters away. Unforgettable.