Strength Allied to Wisdom


Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. This is “Handsome” as he was known to the guides and rangers; he was one of two adult male silverback mountain gorillas in the Nkuringo Group. A meeting with a 180-kilogram silverback gorilla is a life-changing moment filled with echoes from the past; a timely reminder of our own human frailty and place in nature. Clad in a thick coal-black coat with a broad saddle of silver-grey fur across his back, Handsome was instantly recognizable with eyes that appeared to see right through you making him a hypnotic mix of power and benevolence. Despite his immense strength he was gentle and tender with younger members of the group, ready to defend them against rivals from other families. Gazing deep into his hazelnut-brown eyes evoked a sense of recognition that was deeply moving and humbling. The impulse was to get down on your knees and repent for all the cruelty, injustice and suffering that we have inflicted on the Earth, to atone for the past. These are the same creatures that were slaughtered by hunters and explorers as recently as 1951 as we clung to the myth of the gorilla as a tyrannical monster-ape – the King Kong of cinema. Gorillas are still prized for their skulls and hands, their flesh consumed as exotic fare at dining tables in Nigeria, New York and London, despite new data confirming that humans and gorillas are about 98% identical on a genetic level.

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The Perfect Gift for Yourself or a Friend

It's hard to imagine a more perfect gift for a loved one (or for yourself!) than a beautiful glimpse of nature. Whether it's a striking landscape, an elegant wild creature, or an adorable young one—there's a gift for everyone on your list. 

Evoke the Magic of the Natural World

Whether it's the breathtaking savannah of the Maasai Mara or the beautiful frozen desert of Antarctica, welcome the magic of nature into your everyday life. What better way to remember and celebrate the wonders of our natural world.

Thank you card

With every purchase from our Open Edition Collection, we will also send a thank you card printed with one of Jonathan & Angela's pen and ink drawings and a digital signature. 

Production Details

Prints from the Open Edition Collection are printed using Premium Inkjet equipment and materials. The paper is a beautiful Hahnemüle FineArt Pearl 285 GSM and the inks are archival grade to ensure long lasting reproduction and quality. Each Open Edition print is printed with a 1 inch white border on all sides.

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We are proud to offer Free Global Shipping on all prints from the Open Edition collection. Open Edition prints will ship within 2 weeks of purchase. Prints are shipped unframed for efficiency and quality assurance.

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We're committed to giving back so for every purchase we donate 1% to organizations we support within the ethos of The Sacred Nature Initiative.

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Whenever possible, all of our products are made from sustainable sources such as organic cotton or recycled materials.


Each and every one of our products are custom made-to-order. Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction, keeping sustainability in mind.