Exclusive: An Afternoon with David Yarrow, Photographer & Foundation Ambassador


“The scariest encounters in my career, the ones that have sent shivers down my spine, have all been encounters with humans… not animals.”

Divid’s limited edition print at an exhibition in Amsterdam, 2016


David Yarrow is best known to the millennial generation for his breathtaking black and white photographs that straddle a line between traditional wildlife and fine art photography. The colourful life of this charismatic Scotsman stands in contrast to the monochrome drama of his wildlife photography; as Yarrow’s career spans from the ceaseless adrenaline of London and New York’s financial trading world, to visiting the earth’s most isolated locations to capture the visual stories of indigenous tribes and landscapes.

Perhaps it’s this dichotomous nature to Yarrow’s life story that gives him his candid and down-to-earth manner. The Kevin Richardson Foundation team sits down to ask him to share some of his views on lions, photography and simply the way he sees the world….

Behind the Scenes #Onecupforacause


Want to know about the hilarious process of filming the #onecupforacause challenge video? Read more to hear the truth about Kevin’s coffee addiction and some of the bloopers that went down during the campaign shoot.

Life at the Sanctuary: the Good, the Sad and the Downright Nasty!

(Photos provided by Vincent Harry)
The Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary receives volunteers from every corner of the globe. The only thing more varied than the different accents are the different expectations everyone has for their experience. No matter what expectations a volunteer may have, they are definitely in for some surprises – whether it is putting out a fire, helping with an emergency veterinary procedure or fighting off mosquitoes on summer nights, a volunteer stay will always leave a lasting memory for those who join the sanctuary family.

We asked two past volunteers to share some of their experiences from their recent stay at the sanctuary.

A volunteer de ticking Charlie . Although necessary the lions hate it, the volunteers have a good time

Photo of the month

Amy – by Vincent Harry

 “I captured this image during animal checks on my second last morning animal checks. I was sitting down next to Ami for about 10 minutes and she suddenly heard or smelt something behind me and got up immediately. She stared at me like this for a few seconds; just long enough for me to get this shot. After I took this photo and then put my camera down (which is very rare for me) because I felt like this was something I needed to experience through my eyes rather than a lens. We stared at each other for a while and clearly I was a lot more interested in her than she was in me. I like to think it was her way of saying goodbye. She gave me just long enough to capture one of my favourite photos I have ever captured and I will always be thankful for that.”

Exclusive: A Bone to Pick with the Lion Bone Industry

On the 21st and 22nd of August last year a parliamentary colloquium was held in Cape Town with the topic of “Captive Breeding For Hunting In South Africa: Harming or Promoting The Conservation Image Of The Country?”, chaired by the Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs. The subsequent draft report that was published in November seems to come down firmly on the side of conservation and animal welfare groups who argue that the repugnant canned lion industry is ethically and morally wrong, has no conservation value and should be brought to an end.