The photographer who never forgets – animal lover who spent a decade snapping elephants in the wild!
They say elephants never forget – but this is the photographer who never forgets!
This animal-loving photographer has spent the last decade snapping incredible photos of majestic African elephants in the wild.
Australian native Bobby-Jo Clow, 33, has been taking pictures of beautiful elephants since 2004, when she was left mesmerised after seeing her first wild elephant in Kenya.
Since then, she has made regular pilgrimages to southern and eastern Africa to capture the stunning creatures on camera in their natural habitat.
Now, Bobby-Jo has narrowed down her thousands of images to just 200, and is planning to create a book of her beautiful pictures called Reflections of Elephants – along with written reflections of writers, poets, conservationists and elephant experts from around the globe.
Bobby-Jo said: “I have been interested in wild animals from a very young age – like most children my age, I grew up to Attenborough’s voice on the television.
“After photographing my very first African elephant, I became absolutely mesmerised by Africa’s wildlife, landscapes, and people – but most of all, her elephants.
“A wild elephant is killed every 15 minutes – in the time it takes you to drink your next cup of tea or coffee, somewhere in Africa or Asia a beautiful elephant will be destroyed.
“I have been extremely privileged to observe and photograph wild elephants – and now I feel I owe them something in return.
“I joined forces with writer Dave Blissett, and began working on a project that would help make a difference to elephants.”
Bobby-Jo is now fundraising to help raise money for the production of the book.
She said: “We received work from some truly incredible and inspiring people – everyone has donated their time and work to this project.
“One hundred per cent of the royalties from book sales will go to the Askari Project, supporting work in southern Kenya to preserve wildlife – especially the magnificent elephants.
“Every dollar raised lowers the costs of book production, and means more money for the elephants.”
To make a donation visit https://pozible.com/project/204994