The Last of their Kind

PhotographerChris Schmid
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Every year, 35’000 elephants are poached for their tusks. It is not the ivory that will enrich us. We willl find far greater enchantment on the life journey they will lead us on. We have so much to learn from these giants but will they survive long enough for us to really get to know them? All elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs and other living creatures deserve the right to live peacefully in our world, just as we expect the same for ourselves. They all have their own personalities and role to play in our world in the same way we do. My passion for wildlife is endless and I am hoping that will come across in this series. This is a series of hope in a world of amazing wild beauty and relentless predatism.

About Photographer

"Imagery is powerful, a single shot can capture an emotion or trigger a feeling within. It can evoke the environment of the subject or reflect the passions of the photographer... it is a brilliant, simple method to share one's viewpoint with another." Self-taught photographer Chris Schmid describes his photographs as “an invitation to discover the world with fresh eyes and childlike enthusiasm”. His images aim to convey a sense of his experiences and emotions, drawing the viewer into an action-packed visual story of stampeding animals