Precipice: William Fortescue’s New Rhino Print Release

Red Eight Gallery is delighted to announce the release of“Precipice”, a brand-new print from acclaimed wildlife photographer William Fortescue:

“The fate of the rhino has long been, and remains today, in the balance. Once widespread they are declining in numbers frighteningly quickly and as a result stand on the precipice of extinction. 

When shooting white rhino images on Ol Pejeta, I was aiming to create something that depicted the rhinos struggle but also exemplified their unrivalled nature – gentle, curious and ultimately calm. 

Accompanied by one of the conservancies fantastic rangers, Simon Nakito, we found a pair of white rhino as a storm brewed over Mt. Kenya. Needing to photograph one on its own to make the composition work, we waited for them to venture far enough apart from each other and with Simon’s expert supervision I was able to lie flat on the ground and silhouette the beautiful rhino against the gathering storm clouds.”

William photographing Najin, 50% of the northern white rhino population.

Supporting Rhino Conservation at Ol Pejeta

This print, edition 2 from a run of 10, is the first time William has made a rhino image available. Proceeds will go to support the rhino conservation work at Ol Pejeta which is home to the last two northern white rhinos in the world. Bidding is currently open online here, finishing at the Ol Pejeta’s fundraiser at Royal Geographical Society (RGS) on October 23rd.

Photographing white rhino on Ol Pejeta Conservancy under the watchful eye of one of their expert rangers.