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David Yarrow Photography©  •Fine Art Photographer & Author •Tusk Trust Charity •UK Nikon Ambassador •Bremont Ambassador

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I know this particular elephant in Amboseli and he does enjoy a good old remonstration from time to time. It is so good to see a National park in East Africa where the elephant population is up.

I still find the sight of snow in East Africa totally incongruous. I know Kilimanjaro is 20,000 feet high, but the white summit holds the eye. It is fabulous and surreal at the same time.

The zebra offers opportunities to play with patterns and black and white llines. This was taken in #Zimbabwe earlier this month at the stunning Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve - another beacon of hope in conservation efforts in Sub Saharan Africa. I look forward to returning to Zim towards the end of the dry season.

This image is called ‘The Departed’ to honour the 99% of rhinos in #Tanzania that have indeed #Departed, just as in the #Oscar winning film with the same title – very few are left at the end to tell the story. What a dreadful legacy of our tenancy on this #planet; is this how we wish to be remembered? #EndangeredSpeciesDay

A big day for us today with Mankind under the auction hammer at @sothebys New Bond St, London (lot 51). We’re just interested bystanders but we hope it goes for a high price, to a good home. It’s certainly a thrill to be in the same catalogue as some of my great heroes from photography such as Peter Beard, Helmut Newton, Albert Watson, Peter Lindbergh and Frank Horvat.
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My work will also be on show today at @photolondonfair (@holdenluntzgallery booth B-6).

I am often asked why I almost always print in black and white and this image offers many of the answers. Matisse said that it took him 40 years to work out that the most powerful colour is black. In between black and white there is a huge tonal range - it is rather like a piano with 88 keys. This image in #Antarctica employs all that piano.
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We live our lives in colour, so a departure from literal reality is refreshing and allows for an abstraction - less perhaps is more. There is a peaceful serenity to the story - and one that resonates with all that relish the simple joy of togetherness. #blackandwhite #Wildlife

Footloose .
Never managed to get something like this before. Lucky - especially given the position of the other Ellie! Life on earth!!

It has taken 30 odd years, but rather exciting to have the last available copy of Mankind hanging in Sotheby's, New Bond Street, tonight ahead of the auction next week! Thank you to everyone that has followed and supported along the way, It's been an interesting journey!

Delighted that The Garrison raised a large sum of money last night for the Evelina children's allergy research appeal. This is our longest standing charity affiliation dating back to my first book Nowhere in 2007. I hear John Storey of Goldman Sachs is clearly a very talented auctioneer!

This was one crazy day. I do enjoy storytelling and employing creative courage. The narrative is under my control and that adds presssure.. It lends variety to the job and tests a broader range of skills. This house has to be haunted - it would be most disappointing if it wasn’t. I didn’t check - no way - give me a charging #hippo anyday.

Probably the most intense encounter for sometime on a Sunday morning. I knew I had a second or two to retreat, but not much more. Using a 200m lens and this is full frame - so really close enough. #Hippo

Happy Birthday Sir David Attenborough. You have inspired not one, but probably two generations and I hope that your voice continues to wake people up to the dreadful legacy we are leaving as tenants of this planet.

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