Into The Light

Into The Light


The baboon is a common sighting in Africa. I remember that on my first trip to Kenya, we drove past a troupe sitting by the side of the road, taking advantage of the leftovers that drivers throw out the window.


Intimidating and powerful, opportunistic and confident, baboons aren’t afraid to be in the vicinity of people, or to take a chance and raid a kitchen. As a result, they don’t have the best reputation.


They’re also difficult to photograph. The baboons that live in reserves are not used to humans and must elude predators. They are therefore skittish, avoid eye contact and don’t sit still for very long. However, this troupe lives in Arusha National Park, a reserve where there are no lions, leopards or hyenas to look out for and because of the lack of threats they face, they were much more relaxed in our presence.

The golden sunlight was filtering down through the forest canopy and this young Olive baboon happened to look up at exactly the right time. I came away with a photo of a baboon that I was thrilled with and I’ve made a promise to give them more time in front of the camera in the future.


    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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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 Thank you!

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