Photographer Seth Casteel collaborated with animal shelters and rescue groups throughout the United State and Canada to create his recent photography book, titled “Pounce,” featuring adorable cats and kittens as they pounce and jump through the air, arms outstretched. All cats featured in the book were available for adoption at the time Casteel snapped the pictures.
Anup Shah’s new book, The Mara, containing 100 original black and white photographs, offers a visual story of life in Maasai Mara, Kenya, wild home of African big game and one of the world’s most famous wildlife reserves. The images capture anger, death, hope, arrivals, and departures, and provide a startlingly fresh and rarely seen view of life in this popular reserve.
photos ©Anup Shah
Iantha Naicker, a talented illustrator from South Africa, creates cute paintings of animals. Sometimes she paints them onto her palms using a technique that makes them seem to stand out. And other times her characters, drawn on lined paper, seem like they don’t want to stay in lines or like they try to leap off the page.
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.