What do animals get up to when we’re not looking?


French photographer Thomas Subtil in his series “hakuna matata” – a Swahili phrase which means “no worries” – takes animals native to Africa and anthropomorphizes them, revealing us the secret lives of wild animals. The unusual snaps were made from photographs Subtil took whilst visiting Kenya. He later edited them to make them a little more unusual and surreal. We’ve never seen animals do this before… perhaps they only do it when nobody is around?








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19 thoughts on “What do animals get up to when we’re not looking?”

  1. Reblogged this on DAFPHTOART and commented:
    Photo-manipulation to it’s most extreme. Due to digitalisation we’re able to create images like these, but by doing so we question a practice which we know to capture reality. I can’t say I agree with photo-manipulation, but I am still usually able to read the photograph. In this case, I don’t really see the concept behind the images rather than to simply look odd/surreal. What’s the point?

      1. I guess it’s my view on photo-manipulation to this extent that turns me off the images, and ‘To make you smile’ as a concept is quite simple. But yes, I guess so, I can’t gather much else from them than that. I can still appreciate the skill though, they look quite convincing.

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