Elephants in Heaven
Wildlife photographer Joachim Schmeisser made it his mission to document the story of baby elephants abandoned as a result of poaching. Through this, he came into contact with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the world's largest and most successful rescue and rehabilitation operation for orphaned elephants, headquartered in Nairobi. Schmeisser followed numerous elephants and captured fascinating pictures from their arrival at the nursery all the way to their release back into the wild.
JOACHIM SCHMEISSER began his professional career as an advertising photographer. But in addition to his paid work, he always pursued side projects that had personal meaning to him, particularly those relating to humanity and topics relevant to society. He has won many international awards for his work, including the 2012 Hasselblad Masters Award. His work is exhibited around the world.