The absolute freedom of the animal is key to me, so there is no animal in my series that is fed, lives in a private reserve or in any form of captivity. I prefer to work in Kenya's national parks where these animals still can live and travel freely. Because of my good connections and close cooperation with locals built up over the last few years, I was able to quickly respond to the exceptional and unpredictable circumstances I was looking for.The special approach and perspective I use in most of the pictures forced me to get very close to the animals. However, most wild animals do not tolerate strangers in their comfort zone. This often entailed a great many risks but above all a great sense of humility because of man’s vulnerability. This series should accentuate the unique aspect of our wildlife and command the respect that these creatures deserve. We have to understand that we are only here for an ephemeral time and we can only use the planet like any other creature. Still, it is sad to see how we deal with this treasure put at our disposal for a while and then passed on to future generations.