"Scarlet" | NEW RELEASE
For me, lone trees have always embodied a certain grace, independence, and beauty, but they are deceptively difficult to portray. In my new release "Scarlet" I used a foggy Appalachian morning to simplify this brilliant red maple and included a large negative space on both sides to add to it's sense of isolation and independence. What do you think of the result?
My life has been forever changed by my encounter with the last male Northern White Rhino, Sudan. Join me in supporting the survival of his species by donating to this worthy effort: www.crowdrise.com/OlPejeta
"Desire" | Serengeti National Park
Introducing my "romantic" new release "Desire"! Lions typically do not climb trees, but after this female climbed up to relax among the branches the male lion was motived to climb the tree by one thing - desire.
"Appalachian Light" | Blue Ridge Parkway NP "Appalachian Light" depicts rays of sun spotlighting the peaks and valleys of Appalachia. I first witnessed rays of light like this on my very first AT hike through the Great Smokey Mountains N.P. when I was 17 years old. This piece is a personal favorite and has become a best seller.
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"Cloud Garden" | Appalachia
A clearing in the cloud covered mountains gives sight to the vibrant colors of the native Rhododendrons--Appalachia's cloud garden.
THE HIDE SERIES:
Zebra, Leopard, Elephant, Giraffe. Which hide is your favorite?
Had a blast at the Evergreen Ball to benefit Friends of the Smokies / GSMNP. Follow @smokiesfriends to track the amazing work of this organization. Special thanks to my hosts for the evening.
A Glimmer of Hope for a Species: "In 2016 I spent several weeks in Africa with my long-time guide and good friend Njinu. During these weeks, Njinu shared a number of stories, but one in particular became etched in my mind. He told me about the last of a prominent species which was located in a private reserve in central Kenya. The story was tragic and it appeared to have a tragic ending—one that was soon to end in extinction. I couldn’t get it out of my head. I was heartbroken; here was another example of extinction at the hand of man.
Later that month as I flipped through a magazine in the Nairobi airport, I found a detailed article and learned more about the critically endangered species Njinu was telling me about. He was right, the last 3 individuals of a prominent species were being guarded in a reserve in central Kenya, but the magazine article mentioned something he did not—a glimmer of hope. A group of scientists wanted to attempt a new procedure that could potentially save the species by producing babies, but only if they could raise the funds.
In 2017, I went to the reserve and stood side by side with the last male of the species—to see for myself what was left but also to see if there was anything I could do. From all I can gather there is a glimmer of hope! I am excited to share this story with you in the coming months both here on social media and at our WALLS Signature Events. Leave a comment to receive your invite to the events.” —Benjamin Walls
"Domain" | Northern Serengeti, Tanzania
This NEW RELEASE depicts the striking gaze of a leopard surveying her domain from the loft perch of a Rock Fig Tree.
Check out more images at my gallery in Downtown Bristol or at www.BenjaminWalls.com.
"Stand" | Maroon Bells Wilderness | Aspen, Colorado
This Smithsonian exhibited piece depicts a lone Evergreen tree among a sea of Aspen.
Find more of Benjamin's award winning pieces at his Downtown Bristol gallery or at www.BenjaminWalls.com.