What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

On the Brink


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Tim Flach

Gifted photographer Tim Flach takes gorgeous portraits of animals on the brink of extinction like the Crowned Sifaka Lemur above. Flach’s photos feel personal, and they create an undeniable connection between the viewer and the subject. The haunted expressions he captures make it hard to feel removed from the animals’ plights, and that’s exactly what they’re supposed to do.

“I accept that it is certainly easy to see my work as anthropomorphic, to think that I have endeavoured to make them look like us, but I am actually far more interested in the notion of anthropocentrism; how we humans centre ourselves in relation to animals, and make ourselves the centre of our worlds. In a compositional sense, I will want to lead people to the most empathetic details.”

Flach says he enjoys the controlled chaos of shooting animals. I’d love to see video of him trying to get these creatures to behave and sit still long enough to capture their inner selves the way he does. I’ll bet that’s a really fun job!

Flach’s book of photos, Endangered, can be purchased on Amazon. You can also check out all of Flach’s stunning photos on his website.

All images property of Tim Flach.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

19 thoughts on “On the Brink

  1. Truly great photos. Knowing when to click matters. Love that frog.

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  2. The fact that so many are on the brink of extinction is sad. What great captures–especially the polar bear. I love the closed eyes.

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  3. Great pictures — Hal

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  4. heartbreaking to lose these fantastic creatures. Humans are so destructive.

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  5. I think I am related to the Axolotl

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  6. These are gorgeous! I love that panda shot! He looks like a person! ❤

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  7. Gorgeous photos! I can’t believe we’re going to lose some or all of these amazing creatures, so sad!! BTW, the lemur at the top? He’s sitting in such a human position, so cute!!

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  9. I think the axolotl is adorable! I could admire these photos for hours.


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