Telling Powerful Stories Through Imagery
STORY BY AMI VITALE, AWARD-WINNING NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHER
Awarded “Best Image of the Decade” for her depiction of the final moments of a northern white rhino, former war photographer Ami Vitale captures compelling stories of wildlife and nature on film. Ami has travelled to over 100 countries and is committed to making a profound difference to the future of conservation.
"There isn’t just one thing you can do for the planet, there are many things, but one of those has to be choosing travel companies that offer ethical experiences. Supporting companies that choose sustainability means prolonging the existence of certain species."
Loving wildlife translates to giving them respect. By all means, take the photo and tell the story, but remember that you are in that creature’s habitat. Don’t make contact as this can cause the animal stress or put them in danger.
Poaching isn’t slowing down. It’s all our responsibility to stop animals from becoming extinct. When certain species die out, it has an enormous impact on our ecosystem, so we have to seek honed solutions, as TreadRight is doing, to change that. There’s no time left to be indifferent, we are in a race to save these animals, and our planet, right now.