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A Photographer Spent Two Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct

"We as humans are connected to animals through our origins. If we don't value them, we might lose them, and lose part of ourselves in the process."

Tim Flach is a world renowned-photographer who's been in the field for decades. For several years a lot of Flach's works have centered around animals. As his travel and work took him to various places around the globe, he saw a need to focus on animals that are under threat. The result of this body of work is a book titled Endangered.

Saiga
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Saiga

Endangered features various animals from around the globe that are facing the threat of exitnction.

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Philippine Eagle

Flach told BuzzFeed that the project took him two years to put together.

Yunan Snub Nose Monkey
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Yunan Snub Nose Monkey

He said after working with animals for so long, his work naturally started to focus on conservation. In fact, the subjects of Endangered largely came from convos he had with conservationists.

Snow Leopard
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Snow Leopard

All the animals featured face some form of threat, ranging from pollution, poaching, lack of food, habitat destruction, and/or climate change.

Golden Snub Nose Monkey
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Golden Snub Nose Monkey

The photos highlight the natural beauty and majesticness of the animals, but also make it sobering to think that they might not always be around.

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Polar Bear

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Flach went on to say that when people look at Endangeredhe wants the question to be, "To whom does the term 'endangered' really apply?"

Iberian Lynx
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Iberian Lynx

He added that we need to put an emphasis on conservation and hope.

Madrill
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Madrill

"We as humans are connected to animals through our origins. If we don't value them, we might lose them, and lose part of ourselves in the process."

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That's something to think about.

Pied Tamarin
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Pied Tamarin

For more of Flach's work check out his Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and book page.

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Source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/h2/vflt/javiermoreno/a-photographer-spent-two-years-photographing-animals-that?utm_term=.bsnnG99aq#.cjqyWXX4G

 

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