Remembering Wildlife: Remembering Great Apes

Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla Beringei Beringei)

I’m pleased to say that the Remembering Great Apes gallery exhibition is now open! On the 17th October, the Private Viewing took place at La Galleria, Pall Mall, London.  This free exhibition of images from the latest book, will be open daily 10am-5pm from Monday 15th October to Saturday 27th October.

“The exhibition features images from the book which is a collaboration between many of the world’s top wildlife photographers, each of whom has donated their work to the project.”

If you’re in London over the next week, please do visit the exhibition. All prints are for sale and money raised goes directly to collective conservation efforts for great apes around the world. As a sneak preview, here is my photograph for Remembering Great Apes…

Hold on to hope by Elliott Neep
“Hold on to hope”. Close-up portrait of a mature silverback Mountain Gorilla staring intently at his fingers, as he pinches them tight together. Photographed in the Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. This print is available to purchase

Tonight, from 7:15 onwards, sees the official launch of the photographic book: Remembering Great Apes. This will be at the RGS and tickets are available here:

“The fundraising event will be introduced by our editor, Born Free consultant Ian Redmond OBE and as well as a presentation of the images from the book, will include talks by Ofir Drori, activist and founder of the EAGLE Network and former Wildlife Photographer of the Year Tim Laman, alongside his wife Cheryl Knott, founder of Gunung Palung Orangutan Project. The founder of Remembering Wildlife Margot Raggett will compere the evening, which will also include a special guest appearance by the former lodge manager of the magical Greystoke Mahale, Julien Polet.”

I’ll be attending along with dozens of contributing photographers. It’s a great event and now firmly fixed as part of our wildlife photographer’s calendar. This evening, all the attending photographers will be on-hand to sign your copy of this exceptional fund-raising book.

“So far, Remembering Elephants and Remembering Rhinos have together raised more than £315,000 for conservation projects across 10 countries in Africa and Asia. We are hoping that Remembering Great Apes will be our biggest launch yet and we’d love to see you there to be part of it.”

Trekking up densely forested volcanos, encountering wild Mountain Gorillas – arguably the most enigmatic of all wild animals – has to be in every wildlife photographer’s bucket list. I’ve been fortunate enough to do several treks in the Virunga and compiled this article should you ever wish to undertake this unforgettable adventure.

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Elliott Neep

Currently based in Oxfordshire, UK. Experienced professional freelance wildlife photographer, writer, and photographic guide with portfolios from East Africa, India, Arctic, Antarctica and British Isles.

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