I’m a creative at heart with a deep love for animals. I’ve spent the best part of the last 10 years creating photography and videography work to help tell stories to make a difference and found my passion working for the late Steve Irwin at Australia Zoo. My photography work has been published around the world and my film work has also been used in national geography documentaries.
In 2011 I travelled to Cambodia to document NGO work relocating critically endangered Siamese Crocodiles from the threat of a new damn project. I knew from that moment that this was the kind of work I wanted to do and the stories that need to be told to help make a difference.
In 2012 I arrived in Sumatra to help save the beautiful baby Bona. What initially was a short term emergency milk supply run for the orphan Bona turned into 7 months of personally hand raising baby Bona four times per day until she did not require milk anymore. The project became a life changing event for me as I now devote a large portion of my time and efforts helping the elephants of Sumatra and base myself in Sumatra with my now Indonesian wife and our little local NGO (www.berdiri.org) doing what we can to help where needed with a focus on elephant conservation and humanitarian projects where needed.
My love and passion for photography is in all aspects of photography from landscape to portrait and street photography can be seen on my personal website www.brucelevick.com
My two month trip to Sumatra turned into a life changing event hand raising Bona every day for 7 months and then meeting my now wife. It is now close on 5 years since I came to Sumatra and still going strong.
After realising how much work was needed here in Sumatra my wife and i created a local NGO to work more closely with the local government agencies to achieve better results. We have a lot of projects on the go so please check them out at www.berdiri.org.