Posted by Oteil Burbridge J Shouse Photojournalism

Oteil’s wife, Jess Shouse Burbridge is a freelance photojournalist that specializes in primatology and wildlife conservation issues and has worked with organizations such as The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, Gorilla Doctors, The Jane Goodall Institute, The Chimpanzee Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Uganda Wildlife Authority, among others. She currently works as the Communications Officer for Gorilla Doctors ( and splits her time between the US, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.

Oteil has joined his wife on some of her assignments, most recently trekking to see the critically endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. Here are a few photos from the Burbridge’s trek to visit Hirwa group on a rainy morning in May 2012:

For more info on Jess and her photojournalism work, visit or go to her Facebook page She also maintains the website for Gorilla Doctors, so for the most up to date information about her work, visit