Photographing wild animals is a very demanding discipline which requires adequate preparation and a lot of patience, especially if the goal is to capture portraits of species as dangerous as lions or gorillas. But photographer Graeme Purdy finds them beyond fascinating, so she made a photobook called “Eight Feet” that includes 30 really close-up shots of elephants, buffalos, gorillas, lions and leopards, called.
This professional wildlife photographer achieved a high level of closeness with the animals through the use of a radio-controlled all-terrain vehicle on which the camera was mounted, which he controlled from a distance. That way he was able to get close enough, although it was not an easy process at all.
In fact, both the car and the camera suffered several mishaps, since it was difficult for the animals to feel comfortable around the strange object. However, thanks to his patience, they eventually gathered confidence and the result is a series of very intimate portraits of some of the most dangerous animals in the world.
Purdy is also an advocate for the welfare and conservation of wild animals and the money she earns from the book go to National Park Rescue, a charity that helps protect African wildlife.