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City to Wilderness | Sri Lanka by Joseph Anthony

About this series

City to Wilderness | Sri Lanka is a series that comes from Joseph’s second bespoke designed limited edition photobook. He was sent there on a 5 day long assignment by Nikon covering 1500 km across the island by road and rail with a brief to come back with images of wildlife and travel captured using only one lens, the new Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E. He also had time to use other lenses occasionally and set out to photograph everything from scenes in bustling market places to diverse landscapes and wildlife - both on land and in the ocean. His vision was to create photographs with a strong sense of place, hoping that the series of images would convey the diversity of Sri Lanka as he saw it in the time he was there. The journey was also turned into a film for Nikon as part of their 100 year anniversary campaign. A journey which took him from city to wilderness.

There are 90 Limited edition books available out of 100 containing 39 photographs from the assignment. 10 books have been pre sold. Six (6) photos have been selected as NFTs in editions of 15 each to go with the books. One NFT per book. There are also a limited number of book sized prints of “Stilt fishermen at sunset” that can be included on a first come first serve basis. All books will be signed and numbered according to the remaining numbers available. Personal messages can be included on request. Worldwide shipping available including to P.O. Box addresses.

Joseph Anthony


Joseph Anthony is a multiple award winning photographer and filmmaker, wildlife camera operator and photojournalist as well as being a lens Ambassador for Nikon. A retired airline pilot before becoming a professional photographer, he also flies drones commercially and his work has taken him all over the globe. Published and exhibited worldwide with clients such as National Geographic, Nikon and WWF, he is particularly interested in telling stories about wildlife, conservation and environmental issues. Aside from being a face of Nikon, he is most well known for his work with big cats, being in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, the historic 2018 eruption in Hawai’i which he documented intensively for 3 months and includes an award winning film about it with global newspaper and magazine coverage and for his other award winning film about elephants for WWF. He wants to inspire an appreciation for the beauty of our planet, help draw attention to its fragility, not just because of a love of nature but also for the survival of our own species.