Gerry spent two years with the orphaned baby elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in the Nairobi National Park in Kenya, in order to document the rescues, daily lives and preparation for return to the wild for these young elephants who have fallen victim to natural and unnatural disasters. This website is dedicated to more details of the original project as well as information about a future Wild Orphans - Asia project. MORE
The Wild Orphans Book In the words of one reviewer, "I've long been a fan of Gerry Ellis' fine art nature photography, but "Wild Orphans" is fantastic photojournalism and more personal work than I have seen from Ellis before. Ellis' love for this project shows."
Yes - the Wild Orphans book is still out there - try here via Amazon books for the few book dealers that have a copy. We are discussing reprinting the book with the original publisher Welcome Books - we will post something here when and if that occurs. Thanks to all who have asked. More About the Book
During the original project dozens of hours of digital was created which has to-date never been available. During the coming months much of this wonderful and charming footage will be posted on this site - please check back often. For frequent updates and RRS feeds please see the Wild Orphans blog.