The beautiful images were taken over 18 months and the photographer hopes they will highlight the desperate plight of some of the globe’s most endangered creatures. It is part of a project by photographer Arthur Xanthopoulos to raise awareness of endangered species.
“When people view the images, my hope is that they will see these animals as more than just animals in a zoo and take the time to understand the risks they face due to human encroachment on their habitats,” says the ace photographer.
Let’s start exploring images captured to showcase the ‘humanism’ of endangered species and in doing so help bring to the fore the plight these animals face in the wild.
1. Sumatran Orangutan Looks Like In Deep Thoughts At Melbourne Zoo In Melbourne, Australia
2. An Adult Male Lion Sits Proud And Magnificent
3. Portrait Of A Western Lowland Gorilla Mother With Her Baby
4. A Young Elephant Seen At Melbourne Zoo In Melbourne
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5. Sumatran Orangutan Looks Directly To The Photographer As He Has His Photo Taken
6. An Adult Male Lion And Lioness Play Fight
7. A Majestic Portrait Of The Sumatran Tiger At Melbourne Zoo
8. Two Sumatran Orangutans Seen Sharing An Adorable Moment
9. The Sumatran Tiger Seen Growling
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