David Yarrow - wildlife up close

25 May 2018 - 22:07

Fine art photographer David Yarrow has an eye for wildlife, indigenous communities and landscapes. He exhibits around the world and his images are highly prized - his photograph 78 Degrees North was auctioned at Sotheby's London last week. Coming in as the second highest of the 72 lots under the hammer, the winning bid was £81,250 (NZD $157,000), setting a new record for David Yarrow Photography. Yarrow says the photograph, featuring a polar bear (in the gallery below), is a deeply emotional image for him and represents a special moment in his career. It was taken in Svalbard, Norway last year. He often uses a remote-controlled camera to get close-up shots of dangerous animals. Yarrow is also a philanthropist and an author - his latest book, Wild Encounters (2016) was awarded Art Book of 2017 by Amazon. Yarrow's royalties from the book are being donated to Tusk Trust, a British charity that focuses on animal conservation in Africa. He is in NZ for talks in Wellington, Christchurch and