Big 5s

Tom Svensson

Photographer

“I work with so many animals, so it’s hard to pick one, but I have for very many years worked with rhinos and against poaching and the illegal trade, so it must be the rhino.

Rhinos are so fascinating, and the illegal trade is something we need to stop. I followed the blood trail from the killing in South Africa to the end consumer in Asia. It’s extremely interesting. I learned so much about the trade and how it really works. If we can stop the demand, the killing will too.

I also worked much with anti-poaching and with my heroes in Protrack, an anti-poaching unit in South Africa. They’re amazing guys and girls that are out there every day to save rhinos, with their own lives at risk. How many people do you know that are willing to risk their life to save an animal? Working with them out in field is incredible.

Rhinos truly are an amazing animal. Just to think they have been around for 50 million years gives you so much respect for them. Not many people can see the difference between a Southern White Rhino and a Northern White Rhino but I have the privilege to be close to the Northern White Rhino and seen the difference.

Just sitting and watching them is so enjoyable. During the years, I have learnt how they work and what routines they have, and once you know that they are not that hard to find. I love them and I hope and think we can save them, since they been even worse of before, with only about 30 White Rhinos left at the end of 1800. If we have done it before, we can do it again. I want people to see them, enjoy them and save them, so our children and grandchildren also can enjoy them.”

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Photo by Tom Svensson

My Big 5

    Rhino
    Hyena
    Wild Dog
    Elephant
    Lion

Tom Svensson

Photographer

“I work with so many animals, so it’s hard to pick one, but I have for very many years worked with rhinos and against poaching and the illegal trade, so it must be the rhino.

Rhinos are so fascinating, and the illegal trade is something we need to stop. I followed the blood trail from the killing in South Africa to the end consumer in Asia. It’s extremely interesting. I learned so much about the trade and how it really works. If we can stop the demand, the killing will too.

I also worked much with anti-poaching and with my heroes in Protrack, an anti-poaching unit in South Africa. They’re amazing guys and girls that are out there every day to save rhinos, with their own lives at risk. How many people do you know that are willing to risk their life to save an animal? Working with them out in field is incredible.

Rhinos truly are an amazing animal. Just to think they have been around for 50 million years gives you so much respect for them. Not many people can see the difference between a Southern White Rhino and a Northern White Rhino but I have the privilege to be close to the Northern White Rhino and seen the difference.

Just sitting and watching them is so enjoyable. During the years, I have learnt how they work and what routines they have, and once you know that they are not that hard to find. I love them and I hope and think we can save them, since they been even worse of before, with only about 30 White Rhinos left at the end of 1800. If we have done it before, we can do it again. I want people to see them, enjoy them and save them, so our children and grandchildren also can enjoy them.”

Photo by Tom Svensson

My Big 5

    Rhino
    Hyena
    Wild Dog
    Elephant
    Lion

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