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