Rick’s photo gallery includes powerful black and white images, and portraiture that undeniably emphasises the similarity of our relationship with our closest relatives.
Rick Steven’s relationship with Taronga’s primates began over 35 years ago, when his first zoo picture published in the Sydney Morning Herald featured Taronga’s Spider Monkeys.
Since then he’s watched and recorded decades of Chimpanzee life at the Zoo.
He said: “ I like photographing at the Chimpanzee exhibit because of its location and the wonderful light there, but you’ve got to be patient. Baby chimps are just like baby humans. They muck up and chase each other around.”
The new exhibit
I remember the old one. It was dark and cold but the new one will be fantastic. The public are going to get a really good idea of the comfort and excitement of the exhibit.
It’l mean better education about what chimpanzees need, so the new graphics are very important to help the public understand why we have Zoos.
I like them too because one of my photos is featured there!