Striking portraits of endangered animals by Andreas Häggkvist

Swedish artist Andreas Häggkvist has taken the opportunity to use his art to raise awareness for endangered species. The artwork, along with his captions, creates a powerful and lasting emotion that moves the viewer to action. At least that is what he is hoping for.

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”Flovemingo” . Double-tap to fill the flamingo heart with your love. . Waaait a minute.. is this just some trick to get a few extra likes? Well, I´ll leave that up to you;) But above anything; No! This here is a little way to show respect. A chance to throw some much needed love back to the animals. Because they do deserve it. . Why? Well, I am so glad you asked. . Animals. Our companions, our workers, our eyes and ears, and for a lot of people; a source for love. They appear in ancient cave paintings, and on modern commercial farms. While some remain wild and are sometimes threatened by our activities, others have been domesticated and now serve as fellow companions in our lives. . They give so much, and being around them is nothing short of being around unconditional love. Animals are non-judgemental by design, and they constantly give people near them something to love. They comfort, the give support, and they stay by your side no matter what. . I was lucky enough to be allowed pets growing up. The love you receive from a pet is a truly great feeling. Their love is selfless and they care for others. No strings attached. When an animal displays it’s love for you, you know it’s for real:) . As Mahatma Gandhi would say, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” . We need animals. And the animals need us intelligent humans to love them back. So this post here, is dedicated to ALL the animals, not just the threatened ones. Because every animal alive deserve a little love. . And fellow animal lovers, be sure to follow my account for more surreal and dreamy images of our beautiful nature! See you there 💞

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Amazon rainforest

Aerial view of the Amazon rainforest, near Manaus – By Neil Palmer/CIATFlickr, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link

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Urban foxes roaming the streets of London

Ayres Street, Southwark – By Duncan Harris from Nottingham, UK (Fox Trot) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Today, Britain is home to about 33,000 urban foxes, with about 10,000 of them living in London. As Britain’s suburbs pushed deep into the fox’s natural habitat many foxes in turn headed for the inner city.
They have adapted well to these environments, taking advantage of man-made features such as houses and gardens. For food, they take advantage of food thrown away by humans. In some cases, human residents will feed foxes that frequent their local area. In this sense, a relationship has been established in which foxes have become comfortable toward the humans who do not much mind the presence of the foxes.

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