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A Photographer Spent Two Years Photographing Animals That May Soon Be Extinct

"We as humans are connected to animals through our origins. If we don't value them, we might lose them, and lose part of ourselves in the process."

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Tim Flach is a world-renowned photographer who's been in the field for decades. For several years a lot of his work has centered around animals, and as his photography has taken him to various places around the globe, he's seen a need to focus on species that are under threat. The result of this body of work is a book titled Endangered.

Endangered features animals from around the world that are facing the threat of extinction.

Tim Flach / Via timflach.com

Philippine Eagle

Status: Critically endangered

Habitat: The islands of Luzon, Samar, Leyte, and Mindanao in the Philippines.

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He said after having worked with animals for so long, he found he naturally started to focus on conservation. In fact, the subjects of Endangered largely came from discussions he had with conservationists.

The photos highlight the natural beauty and majesty of the animals, but also make it sobering to think that they might not always be around.

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Flach went on to say that when people look at Endangered he wants the question in their minds to be "To whom does the term 'endangered' really apply?"

"We as humans are connected to animals through our origins. If we don't value them, we might lose them, and lose part of ourselves in the process."

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