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Democratic Republic Of The Congo Collection

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a land of breathtaking beauty and incredible biodiversity

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Eastern lowland gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri) silverback named Chimanuka climbing a

Eastern lowland gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri) silverback named Chimanuka climbing a tree, Kahuzi-Biega National Park, South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Lava lake at night in the crater of Nyiragongo Volcano, Virunga National Park, North Kivu Province

Lava lake at night in the crater of Nyiragongo Volcano, Virunga National Park, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - Aerial view of Africa, Mount Nyiragongo, Virunga Volcanoes

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - Aerial view of Africa, Mount Nyiragongo, Virunga Volcanoes
AW-6561 Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - Aerial view of Africa Mount Nyiragongo, Virunga Volcanoes, Home of Mountain Gorilla

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Silverback Mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) in the Virunga National Park

Silverback Mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) in the Virunga National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Close up of a silverback Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) face with eyes closed

Close up of a silverback Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) face with eyes closed, and hand / fingers, Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Aerial view of tropical rainforest and meandering river, Salonga National Park

Aerial view of tropical rainforest and meandering river, Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo May 2017

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Map Showing the German Cameroon Colony, 1916. Creator: Unknown

Map Showing the German Cameroon Colony, 1916. Creator: Unknown
Map Showing the German Cameroon Colony, 1916. German Cameroon was an African colony of the German Empire from 1884 to 1916

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) female resting with her baby, members

Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) female resting with her baby, members of the Humba group, Virunga National Park, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa, Critically endangered

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Mountain gorillas (Gorilla gorilla beringei) grooming, members of the Munyaga group

Mountain gorillas (Gorilla gorilla beringei) grooming, members of the Munyaga group, Virunga National Park, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa, Critically endangered

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Moutain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) close up of hand, Virunga National Park

Moutain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) close up of hand, Virunga National Park, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa, Critically endangered

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Portrait of male silverback Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) Virunga National Park

Portrait of male silverback Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Eastern lowland gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri) silverback named Chimanuka, Kahuzi-Biega

Eastern lowland gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri) silverback named Chimanuka, Kahuzi-Biega National Park, South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Bonobo (Pan paniscus) baby in tree, Democratic Republic of Congo

Bonobo (Pan paniscus) baby in tree, Democratic Republic of Congo

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Johnston's three-horned chameleon, (Trioceros johnstoni), male on tree branch, Kahuzi-Biega NP

Johnston's three-horned chameleon, (Trioceros johnstoni), male on tree branch, Kahuzi-Biega NP, Democratic Republic of Congo, November. Non-ex

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: The Drums of Africa - in the Village of Ikoko on Lake Ntomba in Belgian Congo, c1930s

The Drums of Africa - in the Village of Ikoko on Lake Ntomba in Belgian Congo, c1930s. Lake Tumba in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is inhabited by the Mongo people

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Nyiragongo volcano lava lake, Virungas National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

Nyiragongo volcano lava lake, Virungas National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo February 2015

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Lava Lake at night in the crater of Nyiragongo Volcano, Virunga National Park, North Kivu Province

Lava Lake at night in the crater of Nyiragongo Volcano, Virunga National Park, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. September 2015

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) female carrying baby on her back, member

Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) female carrying baby on her back, member of Humba group, Virunga National Park, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa, Critically endangered

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Figurine, Lega, probably 1800s (ivory)

Figurine, Lega, probably 1800s (ivory)
500347 Figurine, Lega, probably 1800s (ivory) by Congolese School, (19th century); h:17.50 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Mother-and-Child Figure, late 1800s-early 1900s (wood, metal, beads)

Mother-and-Child Figure, late 1800s-early 1900s (wood, metal, beads)
491167 Mother-and-Child Figure, late 1800s-early 1900s (wood, metal, beads) by Congolese; h:53.40 w:13.10 d:14.60 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: The expedition led by the Duke of Abruzzi conquers the extreme peak of Mount Ruwenzori

The expedition led by the Duke of Abruzzi conquers the extreme peak of Mount Ruwenzori... (colour litho)
2814915 The expedition led by the Duke of Abruzzi conquers the extreme peak of Mount Ruwenzori... (colour litho) by Beltrame

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Thumb Piano, late 1800s (wood and iron)

Thumb Piano, late 1800s (wood and iron)
490763 Thumb Piano, late 1800s (wood and iron) by Congolese School, (19th century); 19.10x10.20x6.40 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Male Figure, mid to late 1800s (wood)

Male Figure, mid to late 1800s (wood)
500325 Male Figure, mid to late 1800s (wood) by Congolese School, (19th century); h:68.00 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Mortar, late 1800s (wood, metal, fibre)

Mortar, late 1800s (wood, metal, fibre)
499916 Mortar, late 1800s (wood, metal, fibre) by African, (19th century); h:22.50 w:8.40 d:13.80 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info.: Tobacco)

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Female Face Mask, Pende, early 1900s (wood, fibre)

Female Face Mask, Pende, early 1900s (wood, fibre)
500371 Female Face Mask, Pende, early 1900s (wood, fibre) by Congolese; h:27.00 w:22.00 d:28.50 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info.: Realized in typical Central Pende style)

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Plank Mask, possibly early 1900s (wood, pigment)

Plank Mask, possibly early 1900s (wood, pigment)
500349 Plank Mask, possibly early 1900s (wood, pigment) by Congolese; h:46.00 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info.: Among the Bembe)

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Bonobo (Pan paniscus) in tree, Mpelu group, Malebo, Democratic Republic of Congo

Bonobo (Pan paniscus) in tree, Mpelu group, Malebo, Democratic Republic of Congo

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Luilaka River with clouds reflected in the surface of the water

Luilaka River with clouds reflected in the surface of the water, Salonga National Park is on the left bank. Democratic Republic of the Congo

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: On a Steamer on the Lualaba River, Belgian Congo - A Native Village at the Waters Edge, c1930s

On a Steamer on the Lualaba River, Belgian Congo - A Native Village at the Waters Edge, c1930s. The Lualaba River flows entirely within the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: The Finery of a Native Hunter in the Belgian Congo, Africa, c1930s. Creator: Unknown

The Finery of a Native Hunter in the Belgian Congo, Africa, c1930s. Creator: Unknown
The Finery of a Native Hunter in the Belgian Congo, Africa, c1930s. Leopold II of Belgium acquired rights to the Congo at the Berlin Conference in 1885, the Belgian Congo gained independence in 1960

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Sunrise behind Mount Mikeno, Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sunrise behind Mount Mikeno, Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo, August 2010

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Christians at Kisokwe, 1901

Christians at Kisokwe, 1901. From The Sunday Strand Vol. IV, [George Newnes Ltd, London, 1901]

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Congo map, central Africa from 1895

Congo map, central Africa from 1895
Illustration of a Congo map, central Africa from 1895

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Antique illustration of a Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Map of Southern Africa, with illustrations showing distinguishing features

Map of Southern Africa, with illustrations showing distinguishing features
Former flag of South Africa

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: The very active lava lake of Mount Nyiragongo, Virunga National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site

The very active lava lake of Mount Nyiragongo, Virunga National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: The crater with active lava lake of Mount Nyiragongo, Virunga National Park, UNESCO

The crater with active lava lake of Mount Nyiragongo, Virunga National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Congo Village

Congo Village
circa 1900: A village scene in the Belgian Congo (Zaire). (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Congo Ceremony

Congo Ceremony
circa 1900: A group of people with spears and decorated animals in the Belgian Congo (Zaire). (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Silverback Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) in the Virunga National Park

Silverback Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) in the Virunga National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Young mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) in the Virunga National Park

Young mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) in the Virunga National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Suspension bridge in Africa

Suspension bridge in Africa
Illustration of a suspension bridge in Africa

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Illustration of flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with five-pointed star

Illustration of flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with five-pointed star and yellow-lined band running diagonally across centre of sky blue field

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Illustration of quartz tools found in Matupi Cave, Zaire

Illustration of quartz tools found in Matupi Cave, Zaire

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Yellow sulphurous deposits, Nyamuragira Volcano

Yellow sulphurous deposits, Nyamuragira Volcano
January 24, 2012 - Yellow sulphurous deposits resulting from degassing coating scoria cone formed during eruption on Nyamuragira Volcano, Democratic Republic of Congo

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Lava bomb coated in yellow sulphurous fumarole deposits

Lava bomb coated in yellow sulphurous fumarole deposits
January 24, 2012 - Lava bomb coated in yellow sulphurous fumarole deposits, Nyamuragira Volcano, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Background imageDemocratic Republic Of The Congo Collection: Scoria cone on Nyamuragira Volcano, Democratic Republic of Congo

Scoria cone on Nyamuragira Volcano, Democratic Republic of Congo
January 24, 2012 - Scoria cone on Nyamuragira Volcano, Democratic Republic of Congo



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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a land of breathtaking beauty and incredible biodiversity. From the majestic Eastern lowland gorilla named Chimanuka climbing through the lush forests of Kahuzi-Biega to the powerful silverback Mountain gorilla Humba leading his troop in Virunga National Park, this country is home to some of the world's most magnificent creatures. In 2003, an aerial view captured Africa's stunning landscape, showcasing Mount Nyiragongo and the Virunga Volcanoes that dominate the horizon. These volcanic peaks not only add to the dramatic scenery but also provide a safe haven for the endangered Mountain Gorillas. As we delve deeper into DRC's wilderness, we encounter more captivating scenes. The Salonga National Park reveals an enchanting tropical rainforest with a meandering river flowing through it. This untouched paradise serves as a sanctuary for countless species, including our beloved Mountain gorillas. Within their close-knit communities, these gentle giants engage in heartwarming activities such as grooming each other and resting with their adorable babies by their side. In Munyaga group, members can be seen engaging in communal grooming sessions while strengthening social bonds. A closer look at these remarkable creatures unveils intricate details like their expressive hands and fingers. The silverback Mountain gorilla stands tall and proud in Virunga National Park while another Eastern lowland gorilla named Chimanuka showcases his strength amidst Kahuzi-Biega's dense foliage. Lastly, we witness a serene moment as a silverback Mountain gorilla closes his eyes peacefully in Virunga National Park. It reminds us of how important it is to protect these extraordinary animals and preserve their natural habitats within DRC's borders. The Democratic Republic of Congo truly holds treasures beyond measure – from its awe-inspiring landscapes encompassing volcanoes and rainforests to its remarkable wildlife like no other place on Earth.