About Ellis

Gerry Ellis

Gerry’s career has encompassed numerous long-term documentary projects for GLOBIO, World Wildlife Fund, Chevron PNG, the Australian Tourism and recently completed project with National Audubon Society, the Gulf Oil Spill Project. His numerous magazine projects include work for such publications as Paris Match, Ranger Rick, BBC Wildlife, New York Times, GEO and National Geographic.  Additionally, Gerry has created award-winningbook projects, including Wild Orphans, The Outdoor Traveler’s Guide to Australia, America’s Rainforest as well as several titles in the highly acclaimed children’s series “Nature Watch” by Carol Rhoda Books.

Gerry is currently focused on a global project called Great Ape Diaries project to answer the critical question: “Will great apes survive in the wild by the end of this decade?” The search for that answer and enormous wealth of content created can be followed on the Great Ape Diaries dedicated website and associated social media resources.

In addition he is completing two writing projects, bicycling books on Le Tour de France called, Le Domestique: The Dog Soldiers of July and Chasing the Lanterne Rouge.  These and other projects can be followed online via his various blogs.

As an award-winning nature photographer and writer for over 25 years, he has documented the lives of endangered species, indigenous cultures and threatened ecosystems across every continent. While filming orphaned baby African elephants in Kenya for his book, Wild Orphans, Gerry was inspired to create and found GLOBIO to engage and connect kids in dialogue around the world about what makes up their own unique ‘backyard.’ GLOBIO, a children’s education nonprofit based in the United States.  GLOBIO is a children’s online education community, the only such global organization dedicated solely to childrens’ discovery and communication about cultural and biological diversity. Gerry heads up GLOBIO’s online creative development team and actively films for the organization’s extraordinary visual archives. He also oversees project sites in Bhutan, China, India, Kenya and the USA.

Gerry’s photography is represented internationally by Minden Pictures

For an expanded list of publishing, awards, travel and work details see Gerry’s Career Bio