Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Articles May 18, 2019 11:37

For most of us, endangered animals are a far-away mystery. British photographer Tim Flach, however, has spent the last two years braving their habitats and documenting the rare animals' fragile existences. The resulting body of work, Endangered, provides us with an intimate and rare view into the beautiful lives of Earth's most threatened species and reminds us of everything we should be afraid to lose.

From species we're all familiar with (polar bear, snow leopard, cheetah) to exotic wild animals we'd only imagine in fantasy films (saiga, Philippine eagle, olm salamander), Flach presents a wide spectrum of biodiversity of endangered species, and sheds light on the unique challenges each animal faces in order to survive. Some have had their numbers cut down by habitat destruction. Others endure more gruesome ordeals, such as hunting, poaching, and being sold into the black market.

Flach has often stated that he aims to reveal in his animal pictures the relationships that connect humans to our wilder counterparts. Staring into the eyes of the animals featured in Endangered, it's heartbreaking to imagine that any one of them would ever be considered less worthy of life than one of us. Scroll down to see the most stunning pictures of animals from the series, and vote for the ones that took your breath away.

More info: Endangered, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

#1 Saiga

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#2 Polar Bear

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#3 Philippine Eagle

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#4 Hyacinth Macaw

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#5 African Elephant

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#6 Iberian Lynx

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#7 Snow Leopard

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#8 Cheetah With Cubs

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#9 Ring Tailed Lemur

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#10 White Bellied Pangolin

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#11 Ploughshare Tortoise

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#12 Red Panda

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#13 Fireflies

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#14 Hippopotamus

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#15 Giant Panda

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#16 Red Crown Crane

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#17 Golden Snub Nosed Monkey

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#18 Pied Tamarin

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#19 Sea Angels

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#20 Shoebill

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#21 Northern White Rhinoceros

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#22 Military Macaw

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#23 European Honey Bee

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#24 Egyptian Vulture

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

#25 Scimitar Oryx's

Tim Flach

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#26 Western Lowland Gorillas

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#27 Scallope Hammerhead Aggregation

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#28 Blue Throated Macaw

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#29 Proboscis Monkey

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#30 Kaiser's Newt

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#31 Indian Gharial

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#32 Yellow-Eyed Tree Frog

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#33 Arabian Oryx

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#34 Marine Iguana

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#35 Beluga Sturgeon

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#36 Lemur Leaf Frog

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#37 Yunan Snub Nosed Monkey

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#38 Smooth Fronted Cayman

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#39 Yellow Eyed Tree Frog Eggs

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#40 Hooded Vulture

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#41 Olm Salamander

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#42 Siamese Crocodile

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

#43 Partula Snails

Photographer Spends 2 Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct, And It Breaks Our Hearts

Tim Flach

Source: https://www.boredpanda.com/endangered-animals-tim-flach/?

Related Topics