We are delighted to launch our first online photographic exhibition
, curated by award-winning conservation photographer Karen-Jane Dudley
– affectionately, KJ. In March, KJ brought a group of six budding photographers into the heart of White Lion ancestral territories on her “Ethical Wildlife Photography Course”, in support of the Trust.
Normally, our visitors to the White Lion heartlands enjoy a non-photographic experience, which enhances and refines people’s profound soul connection with the lions, and also highlights the rights of wild animals whose images have been so ruthlessly exploited by advertising campaigns and other consumer activities that don’t give anything back to protect these critically endangered species and their threatened habitats. However, we were more than comfortable in making an exception for KJ, who has earned the long-standing title of our official “Royal Photographer” - and her group of aspirant wildlife photographers. Their strictest protocols based on loving respect for nature – which includes asking for permission from the regal wild-life subjects before “taking”, “shooting” and “capturing” their photographic images on film - paid off spectacularly. The Royal Lions gave them the show of a life-time! You’ll be pleased to know that their absolutely stunning photos are available for viewing and purchase , and they’ve generously ensured that all proceeds will go to the survival of the White Lions pictured in their natural habitat.
Well done to these creative souls, and a
HUGE THANK YOU TO KJ for your vigorous support of our cause over many years.