This Single Photo Captures the Very Best, as Well as the Very Worst, of Human Nature.

Park-ranger, Patrick Karabaranga, comforting a gorilla after it’s mother was killed by a poacher.

Park-ranger comforting a gorilla after it's mother was killed by poacher.Location: Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Conservation efforts have led to recent successes in restoring the wild gorilla population, but, as showcased by the heartbroken expressions on the faces of both the gorilla and the consoling park ranger, there is still much to be done.

To help the work that goes on at Virunga National Park, you can donate here.

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