Big 5s

Brent Stirton

Photographer

“Spending time with mountain gorillas and having a silverback look you in the eye is a completely human experience for me. When you have that kind of experience with an animal and you see the intelligence and understand that these are sentient creatures, you known that they deserve every bit of consideration that we would have for humans.

Mountain gorillas are certainly the first to install that sensibility in me. They’re what brought me into a sense of conservation. There’s just nothing like it.

I’ve had the privilege of spending time with many different creatures. If I was the wealthiest man in the world, I would try to give every person alive four weeks in the wild, as an opportunity to appreciate what it means to be in that environment. If you could offer that experience with a gorilla to everyone on the planet it would change people’s thinking.”

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Photo by Brent Stirton

My Big 5

    Mountain Gorilla
    Chimp
    Elephant
    Lion
    Pangolin

Brent Stirton

Photographer

“Spending time with mountain gorillas and having a silverback look you in the eye is a completely human experience for me. When you have that kind of experience with an animal and you see the intelligence and understand that these are sentient creatures, you known that they deserve every bit of consideration that we would have for humans.

Mountain gorillas are certainly the first to install that sensibility in me. They’re what brought me into a sense of conservation. There’s just nothing like it.

I’ve had the privilege of spending time with many different creatures. If I was the wealthiest man in the world, I would try to give every person alive four weeks in the wild, as an opportunity to appreciate what it means to be in that environment. If you could offer that experience with a gorilla to everyone on the planet it would change people’s thinking.”

Photo by Brent Stirton

My Big 5

    Mountain Gorilla
    Chimp
    Elephant
    Lion
    Pangolin

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