“I thought, What if something happens to me? What would I like to leave behind? What would I like my life to achieve?”
When you talk to Chris Farrell you are left in absolutely no doubt about his love of wildlife. Chris is a specialist wildlife photographer who donates his imagery to WWF to further conservation efforts. Chris’ legacy to WWF however, goes far beyond his photography. He has also committed to leave a donation to WWF in his Will. He describes making the decision while cycling in northern Queensland.
“I thought, ‘What if something happens to me? What would I like to leave behind? What would I like my life to achieve?’ So I made sure that, no matter what happens to me, the things I love, the things that have framed the direction of my life, will be preserved.
Chris describes himself as an animal lover first, and a photographer second.
“Photography is my way of passing on some of the wonder that I see, especially to kids. I want kids to see the world as I see it and to want to protect it as much as I do. I get such a buzz when kids stand in front of one of my exhibitions, and ‘see’ with new eyes. Almost falling in love with a whale, or an osprey in flight… and what they love, they’ll value and preserve. I want to keep on inspiring kids to become the new guardians of the nature. Leaving a bequest to WWF is my way of doing that.”