The Unsung Heroes is a real-life story book about ultimate bravery and emphatic empathy. It captures extraordinary tales of kindness and courage by ordinary men and women. I collaborated on this book with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and it was the last publication by Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick before she passed away in April 2018.
The Unsung Heroes took the best part of year to photograph; traveling to all corners of Kenya taking portraits and capturing stories of heroism and the lengths people went to save an elephant. Below, look behind the scenes with orphaned elephant Malakia at the Nairobi Orphanage and at the DSWT Voi Integration Unit.
The pictures and stories follow from human to the elephant and then continue the tale back to a wild life. It’s a collection of heart-warming stories. 100% of proceeds go back to the Trust.
Click on any image to take you to the book. It will be delivered to your door anywhere in the world.
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a conservation organization working in Kenya for over 40 years to protect Wildlife and in particular endangered species such as elephants. The Trust has 4 elephant orphanages in Kenya dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned elephants, all of which feature in the book. The rehabilitation process is a long term financial and emotional investment (elephants need love just like humans) which takes 10 years or more before the orphans leave the Trust to lead an independent life in the wild. And even then, over and over again the ex-orphan mothers return many years later to show off their wild born babies to the keepers.