Timbavati's White Lions

Freddie Child-Villiers was invited as one of two photographers worldwide in November of 2010. "He was officially allowed to photograph the only White Lions to be successfully reintroduced back into their endemic habitat after being technically extinct for over two decades." The images in the series were shot with the Hasselblad H4D-50 for entry into the wildlife category of the 2010 Hasselblad Masters competition, but Freddie also chose to use all of the royalties from these images to help support the conservation efforts for these incredible animals.

You can view the breathtaking images from this incredible series on Freddie's site www.fcvphotography.com

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If only the website worked.Would be great to see some shots of the "White" lion in color to contrast their brilliance to the color surroundings! Great  conservation efforts none the less.

 That's exactly where the link points

Yeah color would have been nice to see. Oh well.

His choice to convert them to Black and white was the correct choice.  Color would have just gotten in the way and wouldn't have had the same impact.

I agree and disagree, if you are talented and skilled enough to be one of only 2 photographers invited to shoot them i would think you would be able to capture the same impact in color. But perhaps that is just the curiosity of being a photographer.

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What a great opportunity. It's a shame the video is so badly produced. Especially the interviews with the over powering insect noises. You would think that Hasselblad would have put more care and attention into show casing this opportunity. 

What is the lens used at 2:08 ?  Thanks.

Freddie Child-Villiers was invited as one of two photographers worldwide in November of 2010. “He was officially allowed to photograph the only White Lions to be successfully reintroduced back into their endemic habitat after being technically extinct for over two decades.”

What does that even mean? Grammar check, anyone?