This photobook is a project close to our hearts. It features imagery of wild and orphan elephants taken during our visit to Kenya in September 2009.
After spending a marvellous week in the Maasai Mara watching herds of wild elephants graze, wander and socialise we were lucky enough to visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) orphanage in Nairobi. Here we saw the devastating results of man’s influence on the natural world. Tiny, orphan elephants, separated from their mothers in the most horrendous of circumstances demonstrated that they were capable of love once more. Through the incredible trust and dedication of their keepers, we saw their strength grow back and witnessed broken hearts start to mend. It was food for the soul and changed our perspective on the rehabilitation efforts of charities worldwide who strive to fix what man chooses to destroy.
We were moved to tears by our visit to DSWT and wanted to do something to help support the orphan elephants of Kenya. That’s why we decided to chronicle the lives of wild and orphan elephants in Kenya, and are dedicating all profits from the sale of this book to DSWT.
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