A Global Photography Project for Endangered Wildlife
An elephant family wander across the sedge grass meadows of the Okavango Delta
I am thrilled to share the news that The New Big 5: A Global Photography Project for Endangered Wildlife book, is available for purchase on Amazon and Insight Editions.
The book features photos, of which I am a proud contributor, of endangered species from 146 globally renowned photographers, with essays by Jane Goodall, Paula Kahumbu (Wildlife Direct), Wes Sechrest (Re:wild), Tara Stoinski (Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund), in a mission to not only celebrate the natural beauty of the animal world, but to raise awareness of the crucial issues facing these magnificent creatures.
Until recently, the Big Five referred to the five big-game animals that were most difficult for colonial hunters to shoot and kill. The New Big 5 Project sets about to reclaim that gruesome, antiquated term by asking people around the world to vote on the five endangered animals they would most want to shoot—with a camera. More than fifty thousand people voted, and the New Big 5 list of Wildlife Photography was born.
What are the New Big 5?
With 226 stunning photos and informative essays from the world’s greatest wildlife advocates, this one-of-a-kind book inspires and raises awareness about the New Big 5, and our wildlife world.
FEATURES MANY OTHER ENDANGERED SPECIES: An extensive chapter is devoted to endangered species, such as rhinos, cheetahs, lemurs, frogs, vultures, sharks, whales, and turtles.
“I hope the photos in this The New Big 5 book will lead people into the wonderful worlds of these iconic species - elephants, polar bears, gorillas, tigers and lions - and encourage them to explore the lives of so many other fascinating creatures, many of which are also endangered. Then, perhaps, other people will become involved in helping to create a world where wildlife can flourish for future generations to enjoy. I believe we have a window of time during which we can start to heal some of the harm we have inflicted on the natural world and slow down the heating of the planet. But only if we get together and take action now.”
- Dr. Jane Goodall