German photographer Wolf Ademeit captures expressive portraits of zoo animals. An elegy on an animal world, which disappears in tragic way every day more and more.
In contrast to the wild life photography, the animals in the zoo normally in an environment, that is artificial, highly distracting and make an artistic design difficult. Therefore, as a photographic technology, I dark all picture parts which are not necessary to the picture creation. As in the portrait photography, I try to find the position, in which the animals present themselves as an individual.
Musician and graphic artist Diego Cusano defines himself as a “fantasy researcher” who has translated his passions into a job. By watching things from a different point of view, Cusano started creating the illustrations that, since then, he has been publishing each day on the social networks. In the artworks displayed below, Cusano’s eccentric implementation of animals into his illustration provide a whimsical and 3D effect.
A colorful series of these black and red winged insects, created by Tomasz Skoczen in his garden thanks to a Canon 5D Mark II. According to Skoczen the best time of the day for insect photography is early morning. That is why the majority of the ladybugs in his series are covered with dew.
Hungarian artist Flora Borsi in her works visualizes the physically impossible in a form of photo manipulation. She uses exquisite photo manipulation to create surreal images that are thematically focused on identity, relationships, emotions and dreams. Her latest series entitled ‘animeyed’, includes a collection of self-portraits where animal and human features are combined to create hybrid beings.
Photographer Dan Borris was walking down the street one day with a friend when she suggested that he photograph her doing yoga while her dog ran around making her crazy. Inspiration struck! Why bother with humans? Dogs should do yoga! It was in that moment that the idea of Yoga Dogs was born. After dogs were photographed, photos were digitally manipulated to recreate a variety of tricky yoga positions. But from there, the concept took off and he began including cats too. Borris sells these photos in a calendar, with proceeds going to the animal shelters where he gets his models.
Penguins live in many various ecosystems throughout the Southern Hemisphere, including a large penguin population on Australia’s lush, green Macquarie Island. Only 20 miles long, this narrow slice of land lies isolated more than 900 miles south of Australia.
The penguin population was hunted to near extinction in the early 20th century, when penguins were prized for their blubber. But conservation measures enacted in the 1960s and, more recently, UNESCO World Heritage inscription in 1997 have helped to protect this island’s unique ecosystem and its vulnerable inhabitants.