Raj and I are both thrilled to have received notification yesterday that our Mountain Gorilla images have made it through to the shortlisted 100 final images that are now in with a chance of Winning one of 10 places to be featured in the Collaborative Remembering Great Apes Book. This is the third book in Margot Raggett’s acclaimed Remembering Wildlife series, which has already featured Remembering Elephants and Remembering Rhinos, which together have so far raised over GBP£300,000.00 for Elephant and Rhino Conservation in association with the Born Free Foundation.
Margot has brought together some of the world’s most acclaimed wildlife photographers under the banner of Wildlife Photographers United. The book has already been funded via a Kickstarter campaign that closed off having secured a staggering GBP£126,630.00 from an amazing 1049 backers. Full details can be seen here on Kickstarter, although this section of the campaign has now closed.
The books are currently in design, with Ian Redmond acting as editor and Jane Goddall will be providing the forward. They are available to pre-order here and will be launched with a wonderful evening at the prestigious Royal Geographical Society in London on the 18th October – tickets for this event are already available for purchase by clicking here
There will also be a supporting exhibition of the prints in a London Gallery. So it’s worth following the group on social media so you don’t miss out. There Facebook page is www.facebook.com/rememberingwildlife
It is still possible to buy the first two books in the series, knowing that not just a percentage but every single penny you spend will go straight into Wildlife conservation, they are available on the links below:
Here’s a selection of our images that we are very much hoping will be selected to have the honour of a place in this wonderful book and allow us to actively contribute to this incredible conservation fundraising initiative.