Trained as a zoologist and wildlife biologist, photographer Mogens Trolle uses his knowledge and keen eyes to capture stunning wildlife pictures on all seven continents. His photographs, especially those of monkeys, showcase some incredible human-like micro-expressions.
Despite being an observer of mammals for so many years, Trolle continues to be amazed by how much personality they have. However, it is still hard for us to tell which emotion they want to express when furrow their brow or purse their lips, is that frustration, puzzlement or adoration? There are too much for us to find about those amazing creatures.
After seeing these incredible photos, you might wonder how Trolle can take photos like that. According to him,
To be able to take portraits of wild mammals, I need to be close to them and I need them to be relaxed around me, to accept my presence. This is when they open up and start giving you glimpses into their personality. To create this situation, you need to be aware of your body language. And, finally, if you’re allowed to settle down with your camera gear next to an animal and you start photographing it be aware that you are not stressed, be calm in your movements, radiate calmness. If you manage to convince animals that you are nothing to worry about, then you may have the great privilege of sitting with them and photographing them for long periods of time.