As a photographer, I’ve made images of a multitude of different subjects, but my deep love for animals has taken me to places where a deeper bond developed. Within a day of arriving in the Galapagos Archipelago the first time I visited in 2013, I decided very quickly that my main focus from then onward would be on Endangered Species and Endangered Spaces. Showing my work to people has been a great thrill, especially when I can tell a story as well, but the audience I hope to inspire most is the young people who may grow up to help conserve nature and wildlife by falling in love with it. Winning this award inspires me to continue with my vision.
For many years now, the proceeds from all of my sales go toward wildlife conservation and animal welfare. Since this piece was created in Kenya, I will be dividing the prize money between the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, both in Kenya. As today is World Elephant Day, I’ll be adopting one of the newest rescued baby elephant at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Nyambeni, to be the eleventh of my adoptions of 10 elephants and 1 rhino at the Trust. My family continues to grow! You can check the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to see her story and others.
Other organizations to which I donate the proceeds of my art sales are the BCSPCA, Wild ARC, The Galapagos Conservancy, Jane Goodall Foundation, and many more.
Thanks again from Nyambeni and me!