These stunning black-and-white images were taken by French photographer Laurent Baheux who has been documenting the majestic wildlife of Africa, highlighting the animals’ beauty and strength for the past 13 years. In Baheux’s photos, these animals are not faceless beasts, but individuals with their own intelligence, experiences, and dignity. You can see them in a rare moment of peace and rest, or gazing directly into the camera. Both beautiful and inspiring, the images of these animals encourage viewers to not only appreciate their aesthetic appeal, but to also take action to preserve and protect wildlife around the world. There are more than 300 black-and-white images collected in Baheux’s new book “The Family Album of Wild Africa” where he celebrates the soul and individuality of the vast continent’s fauna, revealing all of their vulnerability while losing nothing of their raw vitality. Let’s take a close look to those creatures through Baheux’s eyes.
Titled “Evolution“, this amazing series of photography taken by Luxembourg-born photographer Patrick Gries successfully blurs the boundaries between art and scinece, offering an atypical approach to viewing the evolution of animals. By continuous shooting at the Museum of Natural History in Paris for six months,, Gries took over 250 photos and created this amazing collection. The monochromatic portraits elegantly displaying the construction of each animal’s skeletal makeup, drawing attention to their respective bone structures and the evolutionary similarities between them. Evolution is not only about photography! With the texts written by scientist and documentarian Dr. Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu, this book belongs both to the realm of art as well as science.
For some photographers the creative process ends with the click of the shutter. But for Jerry Uelsmann it is only the beginning. In his darkroom Uelsmann develops and seamlessly combines negatives to create composite photographs. As a a pioneer of surreal photography, he began assembling photographs from multiple negatives decades before digital tools like Photoshop were available. The process takes about eight to ten hours from start to finish.
I am not sure who will take the credits of shooting those truly beautiful clouds photos which I got from my friend’s email. I have seen lots of amazing clouds photography with dramatic effect and stunning shape. While the cloud in below photos are just purely simple but touching. I really enjoy the charm ,peace and a bit loneliness the photos convey. Do hope I can find a large version of them, since they are prefect decorative pictures hanging on the wall