A Wildlife Conservationist’s Intimate Photos of Sloths

Wildlife conservationist and photographer Sam Trull gave up life in the States for an adventure in the wilds of Costa Rica. That’s where she fell in love with one tree-dwelling mammal: the sloth.

Trull, who made history by performing the first sloth C-section, worked with animals for almost twenty years. But the slow-moving creature with impressive claws inspired a series of moving photographs and fascinating stories featured in a new book published by Inkshares.

Slothlove, out on April 19, “shares intimate portraits of these captivating and endearing animals from her unique perspective as their protector, mother, and friend. Sam not only found her life’s work among her beloved sloths; she also found comfort, friendship, and inspiration after having suffered a devastating loss.”

See more adorable sloths in our gallery.