When you photograph the most colossal creatures on Earth, an A5 print doesn't always cut it. Canon Ambassador Pie Aerts shoots spectacular images of nature's giants – giraffes and rhinos, lions and elephants – and prints his images at A2, A1 and bigger, sometimes up to 2 x 3m. "These animals really come into their full force if they're presented large," he says, "almost life-size."
Dutch-born Pie has spent a decade documenting African wildlife. He exhibits internationally, runs masterclasses and sells limited-edition fine art prints, donating a percentage of the proceeds to conservation and community projects in Africa. Here, he shares his tips for large-format printing on Canon printers, and explains why he is so passionate about printing at scale – the bigger, the better – to give subjects and images the impact they deserve.