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Meeting Jane Goodall

I forgot to add a couple of pics!

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It is not everyday you get to meet and photograph a hero. Yesterday I did. Jane visited Fauna and I was there photographing her and Gloria Grow, Fauna’s fabulous founder, also a hero. It was such an honour.

I also presented Jane with an art box I designed filled with Originals! Art Cards from Fauna and from Africa. That was a little unnerving…  

What an amazing day!

This is Eugene, a Japanese macaque who has been living in a concrete cell for the past 26 years. This week he was rescued by the great folks at Fauna! (http://faunachimps.tumblr.com) So, now I get to photograph and talk to this peaceful soul as he lives out the last chapter of his life in a big beautiful place with lots of light, access to the outdoors, delicious fresh food choices and good friends. This was taken when we first met and I look forward to many more moments together.

This is Eugene, a Japanese macaque who has been living in a concrete cell for the past 26 years. This week he was rescued by the great folks at Fauna! (http://faunachimps.tumblr.com) So, now I get to photograph and talk to this peaceful soul as he lives out the last chapter of his life in a big beautiful place with lots of light, access to the outdoors, delicious fresh food choices and good friends. This was taken when we first met and I look forward to many more moments together.

This is one of the last photos I took of Yoko before he passed away on January 30. What a brave soul. He was an amazing chimpanzee who should never have had to suffer the atrocities of medical research. You are missed Little Man. Thank you for allowing me to spend time with you.
To learn more about Yoko and the 12 other amazing chimpanzees at Fauna, check out their brand new website. http://www.faunafoundation.org

This is one of the last photos I took of Yoko before he passed away on January 30. What a brave soul. He was an amazing chimpanzee who should never have had to suffer the atrocities of medical research. You are missed Little Man. Thank you for allowing me to spend time with you.

To learn more about Yoko and the 12 other amazing chimpanzees at Fauna, check out their brand new website. http://www.faunafoundation.org

This is Moe, a very special highland steer. He passed away today. Moe was resuced by Fauna and has lived there for that past 20 years or so. He lived a long life. I am terribly sad that he is gone as I was very fond of him. Almost every time I walked the farm at  Fauna  I would talk to Moe…he was such a charming fellow. And those bangs! He will be dearly missed and the pasture will never look the same to me. May you graze in peace big guy.

This is Moe, a very special highland steer. He passed away today. Moe was resuced by Fauna and has lived there for that past 20 years or so. He lived a long life. I am terribly sad that he is gone as I was very fond of him. Almost every time I walked the farm at  Fauna  I would talk to Moe…he was such a charming fellow. And those bangs! He will be dearly missed and the pasture will never look the same to me. May you graze in peace big guy.


Today is a sad day for my friends at Fauna Foundation. One year ago today, a very special soul, Pepper, passed away. I created this image of her on March 12, 2012, the very first day I met the chimps at Fauna. (faunachimps.tumblr) I was overwhelmed and mesmerized by them! Their hands. Their eyes. Their voices! It was an extraordinary experience and one I won’t forget. That first day, when I wasn’t holding my breath, I photographed Spock, Pepper and her best, friend Sue Ellen. I have now been photographing the chimps for 15 months, but this photo, from my very first encounter, is still one of my favorites. Thank you Pepper, for allowing me to see you, and to know you, if only just a little.

Today is a sad day for my friends at Fauna Foundation. One year ago today, a very special soul, Pepper, passed away. I created this image of her on March 12, 2012, the very first day I met the chimps at Fauna. (faunachimps.tumblr) I was overwhelmed and mesmerized by them! Their hands. Their eyes. Their voices! It was an extraordinary experience and one I won’t forget. That first day, when I wasn’t holding my breath, I photographed Spock, Pepper and her best, friend Sue Ellen. I have now been photographing the chimps for 15 months, but this photo, from my very first encounter, is still one of my favorites. Thank you Pepper, for allowing me to see you, and to know you, if only just a little.

This is Chance who lives in sanctuary at Fauna. She is gorgeous. Lately, she has decided she is not fond of me taking her picture. She was sitting quietly looking out the window, ignoring me, and she casually looked back over her shoulder to see if I was finally gone. Nope. Sorry I am so annoying sweet girl.
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The beautiful Chance looking over her shoulder and keeping an eye on photographer NJ Wight. 

This is Chance who lives in sanctuary at Fauna. She is gorgeous. Lately, she has decided she is not fond of me taking her picture. She was sitting quietly looking out the window, ignoring me, and she casually looked back over her shoulder to see if I was finally gone. Nope. Sorry I am so annoying sweet girl.

Why not follow faunachimps and show some love to these wonderful creatures.

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The beautiful Chance looking over her shoulder and keeping an eye on photographer NJ Wight. 

“…and my eyes no longer gaze the same on the face of the world.” ~ John Hatzfeld

“…and my eyes no longer gaze the same on the face of the world.” ~ John Hatzfeld

Happy Birthday Jane Goodall!
In honor of Jane Goodall’s 79th birthday I am posting  one of my very favorite photos of the Fauna chimps. This is Binky. I am mesmerized by the hands and feet of primates. They tell a life story. Thanks for doing all that you do Jane."The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves."  Jane Goodall 

Happy Birthday Jane Goodall!

In honor of Jane Goodall’s 79th birthday I am posting  one of my very favorite photos of the Fauna chimps. This is Binky. I am mesmerized by the hands and feet of primates. They tell a life story.

Thanks for doing all that you do Jane.

"The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves."  Jane Goodall
 

This summer I got a call to go out to Fauna to photograph Sophie as she was quite ill. We were all concerned she was going to pass away, but, she managed to recover and is still running the monkey house! (I did get some wonderful shots of her.) We were just two old ladies hanging out eating nuts.
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This is Ms Sophie, a cinnamon capuchin and the matriarch of the monkey house. Click here to find out more about Sophie or to help the primates living at Fauna.

This summer I got a call to go out to Fauna to photograph Sophie as she was quite ill. We were all concerned she was going to pass away, but, she managed to recover and is still running the monkey house! (I did get some wonderful shots of her.) We were just two old ladies hanging out eating nuts.

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This is Ms Sophie, a cinnamon capuchin and the matriarch of the monkey house. Click here to find out more about Sophie or to help the primates living at Fauna.

Many of you know I volunteer photographing the chimps and animals at Fauna Foundation. This is the handsome Toby, who I have a tremendous fondness for. I have spent many quiet mornings shooting him up in his tree house.  I found his expression in this photo to be so profoundly moving-his eyes cast down and his hands tucked in under his chin. He looks like such a thoughtful, old soul. I felt the sepia treatment supported his expression…
Follow the lives of these extraordinary chimpanzees on tumblr and facebook.

Many of you know I volunteer photographing the chimps and animals at Fauna Foundation. This is the handsome Toby, who I have a tremendous fondness for. I have spent many quiet mornings shooting him up in his tree house.  I found his expression in this photo to be so profoundly moving-his eyes cast down and his hands tucked in under his chin. He looks like such a thoughtful, old soul. I felt the sepia treatment supported his expression…

Follow the lives of these extraordinary chimpanzees on tumblr and facebook.

I am not much good at these, but I enjoyed making this one. Merry Christmas to all who celebrate-I hope you are spoiled with love and peace! (And that goes for those who don’t celebrate as well!)
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Someone got a present!

I am not much good at these, but I enjoyed making this one. Merry Christmas to all who celebrate-I hope you are spoiled with love and peace! (And that goes for those who don’t celebrate as well!)

faunachimps:

Someone got a present!

Their hands are so emotional. 
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“Only if we understand can we care. Only if we care will we help. Only if we help shall they be saved.” ~Jane Goodall  http:/www.faunafoundation.com

Their hands are so emotional.

faunachimps:

“Only if we understand can we care. Only if we care will we help. Only if we help shall they be saved.” ~Jane Goodall  http:/www.faunafoundation.com

I was very happy with the emotion in this shot. Sue Ellen had been relaxing up in the skywalk and she just peeked around the corner for a moment to see who was making all the noise (that would be me.) She looked right at me and I loved the way her eyes looked inside the matching copper “frame.”  These creatures living at Fauna are truly magical. What a privilege to spend time with them-especially these little one-on-one moments.
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The gorgeous Sue-Ellen.

I was very happy with the emotion in this shot. Sue Ellen had been relaxing up in the skywalk and she just peeked around the corner for a moment to see who was making all the noise (that would be me.) She looked right at me and I loved the way her eyes looked inside the matching copper “frame.”  These creatures living at Fauna are truly magical. What a privilege to spend time with them-especially these little one-on-one moments.

faunachimps:

The gorgeous Sue-Ellen.

This is a pretty remarkable piece of footage for those interested in medical research chimps. Fauna celebrates 15 years today. 
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This is a special day in our history. Fifteen years ago today HIV infected chimps Pablo, Donna Rae, Billy Jo, Sue Ellen and Pepper left their laboratory cages at LEMSIP to make their new home at Fauna. Of the original five, Sue Ellen is still with us today. Please watch this extraordinary part of history on the Discovery Special that was filmed at that time. http://youtu.be/vAIpI1yTZto

This is a pretty remarkable piece of footage for those interested in medical research chimps. Fauna celebrates 15 years today.

faunachimps:

This is a special day in our history. Fifteen years ago today HIV infected chimps Pablo, Donna Rae, Billy Jo, Sue Ellen and Pepper left their laboratory cages at LEMSIP to make their new home at Fauna. Of the original five, Sue Ellen is still with us today. Please watch this extraordinary part of history on the Discovery Special that was filmed at that time. http://youtu.be/vAIpI1yTZto

I was so happy to get this shot.  It is the first time Chance has let me photograph her. She is so gorgeous with all her glorious silvery hair. During her 14 years in the lab, Chance had a terrible time and would bite her fingers, pull out her hair and slap herself continually. Now she lives a better life at Fauna where she has learned valuable social skills from her chimp family. Please read Chance’s incredible story here.  If you are not already following faunachimps, I am sure they would welcome your support.
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The gorgeous Chance!

I was so happy to get this shot.  It is the first time Chance has let me photograph her. She is so gorgeous with all her glorious silvery hair. During her 14 years in the lab, Chance had a terrible time and would bite her fingers, pull out her hair and slap herself continually. Now she lives a better life at Fauna where she has learned valuable social skills from her chimp family. Please read Chance’s incredible story here.  If you are not already following faunachimps, I am sure they would welcome your support.

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The gorgeous Chance!