Major award for Trust project photo

Published: November 5, 2013

Photographer Andrew Walmsley has scooped a big photography award with a picture taken while working with a Devon conservation charity’s team in Indonesia.

He has won a prize in the international Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition with a photo of Sulawesi crested black macaques charging down a beach.

Andrew spent time in Sulawesi, Indonesia, with the Selamatkan Yaki project, run by the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, based at Paignton Zoo.

The Critically Endangered Sulawesi crested black macaque is the focus of a conservation and education project which sees Trust staff working on the ground with schools and government departments to raise awareness for this charismatic monkey.

Andrew is runner-up in the Behaviour: Mammals category of the 2013 Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards. The Trust’s partners in the Selamatkan Yaki project include Pacific Institute for Sustainability and Taronga Conservation Society in Australia.