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The New Big 5 of Wildlife Photography


By Everett Potter

A year ago, I did an interview for Forbes with British wildlife photographer Graeme Green, who had just begun a new initiative called the New Big 5 project. The name is derived from the “Big 5,” an old term used by trophy hunters in Africa for the five most prized and dangerous animals to shoot and kill: elephant, rhino, leopard, Cape buffalo and lion.

The aim of the New Big 5 was to come up with a big 5 of wildlife photography, rather than hunting. Shooting with a camera, in other words, not a gun. Wildlife lovers around the world were asked to vote for the 5 animals they’d like to be included in this big 5 of wildlife photography.

More than 50,000 of them did just that and the results were announced today … continue reading 




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  1. May 20, 2021 at 1:33 pm — Reply

    Hi Everett,
    Enjoyed this story. I am convinced wildlife needs to survive no matter humankind does to itself.
    Cheers, Marian

  2. May 27, 2021 at 7:03 pm — Reply

    Hello Everett:
    Thanks for highlighting Union Station and the transformation of Denver. I’m ready to take a staycation from nearby Vail to enjoy the bustling adventures of our Mile High City. Best, Gaye

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