Ami Vitale. Bond of Resilience.
Lorok and Ngilai comfort one another as they explore the wilderness at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in northern Kenya. The sanctuary is unique in that it is the first community owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. It is also the first to hire indigenous women to be elephant keepers. They understand that the best protectors of wildlife are often the people living closest to them.
Vital Impacts has launched a fine art print sale to support Reteti Elephant Sanctuary and this photograph is by the founder and executive director of Vital Impacts, Ami Vitale who spent 7 years documenting the remarkable story of the sanctuary and the profound bonds between the Samburu community and these elephants.
Ami offered this image in the fine-art print sale which will support urgent funding to return 13 orphans back to the wild so they can rejoin wild herds. This photograph is Vital Impacts founder Ami Vitale's contribution to the non-profit's upcoming fine-art print sale which will support Reteti for urgent funding to return 13 orphans back to the wild so they can rejoin wild herds. Vital Impacts is a women-led non-profit which uses art and storytelling to support people and organizations who are protecting our planet.
Follow Ami on Instagram @amivitale.