Mon, Aug 3, 2020 1:00 PM MDT / 3:00 PM EDT
The original “Big 5” were the five African animal species considered the most dangerous to hunt. They include lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and Cape buffalo. As safari tourism has moved away from shooting wildlife with guns and instead capturing images with cameras, a fresh initiative has arisen to designate a new “Big 5 of wildlife photography” to draw attention to a whole host of captivating and endangered species. The New Big 5 project, which has an international focus, was launched by wildlife photographer Graeme Green and is supported by Dr. Jane Goodall and some of the world’s leading wildlife photographers, filmmakers and conservationists. Wildlife lovers fro around the world are being asked to vote for the five animals they want to see included in the new list. Expedition Leader Matt Meyer will talk about this celebration of wildlife and wildlife photography and its significance for wildlife conservation.