February 2012 - a journey deep into the central African jungle to photograph western lowland gorillas, forest elephants and agile mangabey monkeys, and to spend time with the Ba'Aka pygmies.
CAR is a troubled country, with Joseph Kony still operating to the east in Sudan and DRC, regular rebellions in the north and very limited rule of law outside of the capital, Bangui. But there is a pocket of protected forest in the remote south-western tip of the country in a reserve known as Dzanga Sangha, where the Sangha river meets Cameroon and the Republic of Congo. This large (but shrinking) tract of virgin rainforest houses an extraordinary array of indigenous wildlife. If the country can stabilise, the potential for wildlife tourism is huge - but at present the majority of westerners here seem to be aid workers or missionaries.