what do you do when you realise, something that you have had around for years, may now not make it past the next decade? some would panic. some would pray. some would rush and try to do something about the situation.
that’s exactly what tim flach – a london based photographer did. he and his team went around the world and captured endangered species, in a way that makes you feel for them. every subtle expression, every micro feature, every detail brings out an emotion that you possibly never thought you had.
tim has shot a wide variety of birds, fish and animals, like beluga sturgeons, pangolins, lemur leaf frogs, proboscis monkeys, shoebills and red crown cranes. he varies his shots from being out in the animal’s natural environment to controlled shoots that are similar in style and control to human portraits. the latter are usually done against a black background, in zoos. all these photographs come together in a book titled, endangered, which is a powerful document of species on the edge of extinction.
tim is an honorary fellow of the royal photographic society, and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the university of the arts london. you can follow his work on his website, on facebook, twitter and instagram.
here are a few of the animal portraits, from tim’s endangered series that caught our eye.