Posts tagged: animal photography

Bottle Feeding a Kitten


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Photo du Jour: Feeding an Orphaned Elephant

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Gazing into the curious eyes of a baby elephant, photographer Lisa Limer captures a bottle feeding at the elephant orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya. As the African Elephants face the threat of capture, abuse, starvation, and death, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a haven for the noble creatures. Through their renowned Orphan’s Project, they have rescued more than 150 infant elephants and rhinoceroses from dire situations brought on my poaching and habitat devastation.

In the Heart of the Country: Photos Capture the Beauty of Cumbria, England

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Mark_Wickens_111362 © Mark Wickens / Offset

In the mountainous northern fells of Cumbria, an idyllic spot in the North-West of England, photographer Mark Wickens captures majestic animals as they roam the verdant rolling hills. Home to the country’s highest peaks, the county’s astonishing beauty has captivated artists for generations. Rich with abundant farmland and open meadows, Cumbria nurtures a diverse population of horses, sheep, cows, and wildlife.

Bulldog Puppy Looking Guilty

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It’s All Lies!: Photographer Expertly Fabricates Evidence of Animals, Plants, Landscapes, Constellations and Religious Practices


The Miracle of Dolphin-Surfing, Joan Fontcuberta © Joan Fontcuberta from Karelia, Miracles & Co, 2002


Cercophitecus Icarocornu from the Fauna series by Joan Fontcuberta and Pere Formiguera, 1985 © Joan Fontcuberta and Pere Formiguera

Scientists recently found fossil evidence of a species closely resembling the mermaid; known as the Hydropithecus, or “water monkey,” the creature is estimated to have lived approximately 18 million years ago. This, of course, is a lie, birthed from the imagination of Catalan photographer Joan Fontcuberta, who over the course of his decades’ long career, has fabricated photographic evidence of fictional animals, plants, landscapes, constellations, and religious practices.

Magical Photos of Abandoned Homes Inhabited by Wild Animals



For The House in the Woods, photographer Kai Fagerström captured magical communities of wild animals living in abandoned cottages surrounding his summer house in idyllic Suomusjärvi, Finland. After residents had moved or passed away, he noticed that the houses fell into disrepair, and amazingly, small paw-prints dotted the dusty interior surfaces. Through the broken windows and across the chipped walls, scurried foxes, red squirrels, owls, voles, and badgers, who had dug tunnels beneath a fireplace. Waiting for hours to catch a glimpse of the little creatures, the photographer stealthily tossed peanuts to tempt them into his frame.

A Chihuahua Undercover

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Artist Recreates the Animal Kingdom in Breathtaking Collage Installation




For his spellbinding installations The Island of Dr. Mastrovito and The Island of Dr. Mastrovito II, Italian artist Andrea Mastrovito filled a room with thousands of hand-cut life-size images pulled from nature books. In this simulated landscape, flora and fauna abound, covering with joyous fecundity the bare walls of No Longer Empty in Governors Island, NYC and later Switzerland’s MuDAC museum.

Moving Photo Series Captures the Loneliness of Zoo Animals in the Winter



For Necrofilia I, Spanish photographer Toni Amengual explores his own feelings of isolation by capturing the secret sorrows of zoo animals. After purchasing an annual pass to the Barcelona Zoo, he found himself visiting the animals in the dead of winter. Imbued with a mysterious and primitive intensity, these shadowed visions echo the artist’s own anxieties. In captivity, the exotic creatures are kept safe from the dangers of the wild, tended to with human hands, and yet this security comes with a crushing loss of freedom, a reality that for Amenguel mirrors modern human experience.

Thought Provoking Photographs Examine Our Complicated Relationship with Sharks


To find out what high concentrations of great white sharks were doing close to beaches during the austral summer, scientists from the White Shark Trust used sea kayaks to track inshore shark movements off the southern tip of Africa. Western Cape, South Africa © Thomas P. Peschak


Endemic to South Africa’s kelp forests, a juvenile puffadder shy shark hovers above my dive guide’s hand. © Thomas P. Peschak

For his book Sharks and People, National Geographic photographer and marine biologist Thomas Peschak examines the behaviors and condition of the great fish, honing in on the nuances of the widely misunderstood animals. Here, we meet the mammoth whale shark and a tender pup the size of a human palm. In the same breath, we are confronted with the painful realities of our dealings with sharks, in which we ourselves are revealed to be the fearsome hunters.