Mighty Joe Young (1949)
A gorilla was the star of the show in Ray Harryhausen's first movie, Mighty Joe Young (1949) on which he was a technician, assisting his inspiration and mentor, Willis O'Brien who had animated the special effects for King Kong (1933).
Photo: Mountain gorilla skull, Gorilla beringei beringei. Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, Edinburgh.
Location: Edinburgh Zoo, Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Photographer: Jason Gilchrist