Every year, the third Friday of May marks Endangered Species Day, an annual day dedicated to bringing awareness to the many at-risk and critically endangered species of wild animals.

This year, I teamed up with Jyothee Murali, a talented Toronto artist, to create a photo series entitled “COEXIST” which portrays our connection with wildlife. Our lives have been overtaken by technology and the need for independence and privacy that we have created a sense of separation within us. Many of us feel that we are not the same as ‘animals’. We have forgotten that we, too, are from the animal kingdom. We, too, were once wild and free, living off the land.

Without wildlife, human life would not exist.

We must #coexist.