A Photographer Spent 2 Years Taking Heart-Melting Shots of Endangered Species (New Pics)
Tim Flach is a well-known British photographer who spent 2 years documenting the fragile existence of endangered animals. In his shots, we can see every species from those we know well, like the polar bear and snow leopard, to exotic beasts like the Saiga antelope. His amazing work can be found in his book titled, Endangered.
Bright Side wants you to see and appreciate these gorgeous animals since they're all endangered and may not be around forever.
This large cat is native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. His current habitat is the Eastern Himalayas and the Yangtze. His status is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
This beautiful Egyptian vulture is also known as the white scavenger vulture or pharaoh's chicken found in Southwestern Europe and Northern Africa and India. The status of this gorgeous bird is critical.
The Ploughshare Tortoise is one of the rarest land tortoises in the world. But we won't be able to see them much longer as they are critically endangered.
Yellow-Eyed Tree Frog
The Yellow-Eyed tree frog possesses a beautiful golden-yellow iris and powder blue markings on its flanks and arms. This species of frog is limited to just a few sites around the central highlands of Costa Rica the highlands of Western Central Panama. Its conservation status is critically endangered.
The hyacinth macaw is a parrot native to central and eastern South America. It is longer than any other species of parrot at a length of about 100 cm. This amazing species is endangered due to the cage bird trade and habitat loss.
Black Snub-Nosed Monkey
The most endangered species out of China's three snub-nosed monkey species is the black snub-nosed monkey. Their range varies from Yun Ling Mountains in south-western China to north-western Yunnan Province and south-eastern Tibet. Its conservation status is endangered mainly because of habitat loss and hunting pressure. Although the Government of China banned the hunting of snub-nosed monkeys in 1975, this has proven difficult to enforce.
The Indian Gharial is also known as the gavial or fish-eating crocodile and is native to the northern part of the Indian Subcontinent. Only a few are left on the planet, most are the victim of habitat loss from humans and is considered a hunting threat.
The marine iguana species are the world’s only marine lizards that are well adapted to the harsh marine environment. Apparently, they resemble large lizards and are found only on the Galápagos Islands. Their status is currently classified as vulnerable.
The Arabian oryx or white oryx is a medium-sized antelope and the smallest member of the Oryx genus. They're native to the desert as they are made to live in its harsh desert environment. Currently, the oryx can be seen wandering in the areas of the Arabian Peninsula. Its current status is vulnerable and is threatened by illegal hunting, overgrazing and droughts.
The Siamese crocodile is a small, freshwater crocodilian and is critically endangered. In fact, it is nearly extinct in most countries except for Cambodia. They are under threat from human disturbance and habitat occupation, which is forcing remaining populations to the edge of extinction.
These animals endure hunting, poaching and have had their numbers dwindle down due to habitat destruction. Do we consider their lives less worthy than any of ours? Please share your thoughts in comments below.