Orangutan Boxer, Bangkok, Thailand
He also presented Borneo Wildlife Rescue, a series commissioned by Smithsonian Earth and Love Nature, along with a show for Shark Week on Discovery Channel. A film he co-produced and presented – Otters and the Exotic Pet Trade – has just won Best Foreign Film at Wildlife Conservation Film Festival in New York. The film is about to be distributed internationally.
Gekoski’s images and articles – covering the areas of wildlife, conservation, travel and diving – have appeared in countless international publications. His photos have featured in most of the top photographic competitions and he is a previous winner at Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Nature Photographer of the Year and Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year, and had images placed in Underwater Photographer of the Year, Environmental Photographer of the Year, Travel Photographer of the Year, and more.
Elephants on Palm Terrace
Aaron focuses primarily on Man’s complex relationship with nature. Over the past decade, he has taken an in-depth look at Mozambique’s shark finning crisis, Borneo’s last remaining ‘Sea Gypsies’, orangutan tourism, Cambodia’s ‘hero rats’, Madagascar’s ‘tortoise mafia’, otters and the exotic pet trade, Malaysia’s wildest scientists, Namibia’s annual seal cull, East Timor’s crocodile whisperers, and much, much more. View some of these projects here.
Aaron Gekoski is the founder of Raise the Red Flag, a global and on-going campaign to end cruel Wildlife Tourism. Recent photographic investigations have seen him travel the world to document abuse, with his imagery gaining significant international press coverage. He designed and launched a platform in partnership with the Born Free Foundation so tourists can report abusive operators. A broadcast film about the project is currently in production. See some of his Wildlife Tourism imagery here.
Working closely with numerous NGO’s, Aaron helps amplify their campaigns by combining broadcast-quality documentaries with award-winning photography and extensive media coverage. He is currently working on campaigns about Wildlife Tourism, the Exotic Pet Trade, The Illegal Wildlife Trade, along with other projects that focus on animal welfare.