Wildlife photographer supports conservation with print sales of rare black panther
British wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas has launched an exclusive collection of Fine Art prints that support the protection of endangered wildlife by raising awareness and funds for vital conservation projects in Africa.
“Since childhood I have been fascinated by stories of black panthers. For me, no animal is shrouded in more mystery, no animal more elusive, and no animal more beautiful," Burrard-Lucas said. "A photo of a black leopard under the stars would be both the rarest and most difficult wildlife photo I had attempted to date. My ambition was clear, but my chances of achieving my dream photograph were far from certain.”
In Kenya in 2019, Burrard-Lucas used his own, pioneering nocturnal camera trap technology to capture an unprecedented series of photographs of the rare black panther, or African black leopard. Following the publication of his book, The Black Leopard: My Quest to Photograph one of Africa’s Most Elusive Big Cats, in 2021, he is offering a highly limited edition of these images to collectors.
Each image in the collection is available as a carbon transfer print, a traditional handmade photographic process which predates gelatin silver printing, and is favoured by art collectors thanks to its beauty, texture, deep blacks, and longevity, with carbon being incredibly stable over time.
The launch of these works offers collectors the opportunity not just to acquire images of such rarity, but to directly support efforts to protect and conserve Africa’s most precious wildlife: 20% of proceeds from the sale of Will’s prints is being used to fund donations of high-quality equipment for rangers and conservation organizations in Africa through his new Escarpment initiative. Escarpment’s donation of equipment directly from source means that funds will stretch to approximately double the donation of equipment compared to that purchased at retail by conservation groups.
Prints are available in a highly limited edition and only by private request, signed and numbered, direct from the artist via www.willbl.com for between £2,000 and £15,000. Follow this link to learn more about Escarpment.
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