Global wildlife lovers choose their ‘New Big 5’ of animals to photograph

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The New Big 5 project is a response to the various dangers facing some of the world's most iconic wildlife (Image credit: New Big 5 project:

More than 50,000 votes have been cast by wildlife lovers worldwide to pick a new ‘Big 5’ of favorite animals to photograph and be seen in photos – elephant, polar bear, gorilla, tiger and lion. 

Launched in April 2020, the New Big 5 project was created by British photographer Graeme Green. 

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Niall Hampton

Niall is the editor of Digital Camera Magazine, and has been shooting on interchangeable lens cameras for over 20 years, and on various point-and-shoot models for years before that. 

Working alongside professional photographers for many years as a jobbing journalist gave Niall the curiosity to also start working on the other side of the lens. These days his favored shooting subjects include wildlife, travel and street photography, and he also enjoys dabbling with studio still life. 

On the site you will see him writing photographer profiles, asking questions for Q&As and interviews, reporting on the latest and most noteworthy photography competitions, and sharing his knowledge on website building.