Here is a video I recently prepared for my boss Gerry Ellis for a key note speech. This footage is so amazing and it truly is only a glimpse of the story. I would say there's about 20 hrs. of footage. Check out the book it is a really great story.
I had fun editing this because the content is so inspiring. I love getting really deep into a project. Often times that connection will show through ones work....
"Meet the orphan eight! A short glimpse of eight baby elephants who arrived at the nursery of the David Sheldrick Wildlife trust at the Nairobi National Park in Kenya, East Africa, in the summer of 1999 during a time of prolonged drought and increased ivory poaching.
Gerry Ellis, photographer and author of the book "Wild Orphans", chronicles their story over two long years beginning with the rescues of abandoned baby "ellies", and follows their upbringing by dedicated 24-hour surrogate human "mothers", the lessons the orphans learn, and ultimately, their release back into the wild.
Here is a short video that chronicles the trials and triumphs of the unforgettable "Wild Orphans"."