Gentle Giant

Gentle Giant

£95.00Price

This photo was taken during my second research trip to Lewa and I'm so glad that I managed to capture my most memorable and favourite encounter with these gentle giants. 

 

That morning, Dickson (my research partner) and I were having difficulty finding my study species, the black rhino. We decided to drive to the top of a hill, hoping that we'd have a better vantage point and would be able to spot one through the binoculars.

The hill had a big plateaued area at the top and on the opposite side, about one hundred metres away, there were 3 white rhinos busy grazing in the morning rays. I hopped out of the car (still 100m away) and sat down to take some photographs – having observed rhino behaviour for hours and hours, I knew they were perfectly comfortable.

 

Before long, the 3 rhinos had grazed their way closer and closer to the car and this impressive male was standing about five metres away from me. I was eye-to-eye with one of the most powerful creatures on the planet. We looked at each other for thirty seconds before he let out a huff of air and moved away to find more grass. My heart was beating so quickly.

 

To this day, it remains the most wonderful, incredible, memorable and breath-taking encounter I’ve ever had with these gentle giants.

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    PRINT ONLY.
    Printed on Innova Etching 315 gsm cotton rag paper that is sustainably sourced and FSC® certified. Available in three sizes:

     

    Small - 300x200mm
    Medium - 450x300mm
    Large - 600x400mm

     

    All prints are hand signed.
    UK buyers: If you would like your print to be framed, please email me and we can discuss the options -- thank you!

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    Estimated handling time is 5-7 working days.
    Shipped by Royal Mail – Tracked & Signed. UK orders should arrive within 1-2 working days and International orders should arrive within 5-7 working days.

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Why Lewa Wildlife Conservancy?

It's personal...

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a private reserve in the centre of Kenya. Originally founded as a rhino sanctuary in 1983, Lewa's rhino population has grown from 15 founding individuals to over 169 rhinos today. Lewa now holds 14% of Kenya's rhino population and is a leading pioneer in rhino conservation. By providing a suitable and safe habitat for threatened wildlife, Lewa has also enabled other key African species to thrive, including the critically endangered Grevy's zebra, elephants, lions, wild dogs, cheetah, the critically endangered Pancake tortoise and many more...

I have a masters in Wildlife Conservation and my thesis investigated black rhinos. I spent 7 months researching the black rhino population on Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and I worked with some of the most inspiring, passionate and amazing people that I have ever met. I have witnessed first-hand the incredible work that is conducted on Lewa: vital scientific research, cutting-edge anti-poaching strategies, working closely with the local communities and providing educational outreach programmes to the surrounding schools. Lewa is truly a catalyst for conservation.

 

20% of all profits will be donated to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, specifically to the Research & Monitoring Department - my home for seven months, and a department whose work is vital for the conservation of several critically endangered species across the landscape. To find out how you will be helping, please visit www.lewa.org. Thank you!

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