A Photographer Spent Two Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct

A Photographer Spent Two Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct




 A Photographer Spent Two Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct

“We as humans are connected to animals through our origins. If we don’t value them, we might lose them, and lose part of ourselves in the process.”

Tim Flach is a world-renowned photographer who’s been in the field for decades. For several years a lot of his work has centered around animals, and as his photography has taken him to various places around the globe, he’s seen a need to focus on species that are under threat. The result of this body of work is a book titled Endangered.

Tim Flach is a world-renowned photographer who's been in the field for decades. For several years a lot of his work has centered around animals, and as his photography has taken him to various places around the globe, he's seen a need to focus on species that are under threat. The result of this body of work is a book titled Endangered.

Saiga antelope
Status: Critically endangered
Habitat: Kazakhstan and Russia

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Flach told BuzzFeed that the project took him two years to put together.

Flach told BuzzFeed that the project took him two years to put together.

Yunnan snub-nosed monkey
Status: Endangered
Habitat: Southwestern China

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He said after having worked with animals for so long, he found he naturally started to focus on conservation. In fact, the subjects of Endangered largely came from discussions he had with conservationists.

He said after having worked with animals for so long, he found he naturally started to focus on conservation. In fact, the subjects of Endangered largely came from discussions he had with conservationists.

Snow leopard
Status: Vulnerable
Habitat: Eastern Himalayas, Yangtze

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All the animals featured face some form of threat, including pollution, poaching, lack of food, habitat destruction, and climate change.

All the animals featured face some form of threat, including pollution, poaching, lack of food, habitat destruction, and climate change.

Golden snub-nose monkey
Status: Endangered
Habitat: Central China

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Tim Flach / Via timflach.com

Flach went on to say that when people look at Endangered he wants the question in their minds to be “To whom does the term ‘endangered’ really apply?”

Flach went on to say that when people look at Endangered he wants the question in their minds to be "To whom does the term 'endangered' really apply?"

Iberian lynx
Status: Endangered – only 404 left in the wild.
Habitat: Spain and Portugal

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He added that we need to put an emphasis on conservation and hope.

He added that we need to put an emphasis on conservation and hope.

Mandrill
Status: Vulnerable
Habitat: East Africa

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Tim Flach

That’s something to think about.

That's something to think about.

Pied tamarin
Status: Endangered
Habitat: Brazilian rainforest

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