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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."

    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.

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    Saiga Antelope

    Status: Critically endangered

    Habitat: Kazakhstan and Russia

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

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    Philippine Eagle

    Status: Critically endangered

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

    Flach told BuzzFeed that the project took him two years to put together.

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    Yunnan Snub-Nosed Monkey

    Status: Endangered

    Habitat: Southwestern China

    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.

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    Snow Leopard

    Status: Vulnerable

    Habitat: Eastern Himalayas, Yangtze

    All the animals featured face some form of threat, including pollution, poaching, lack of food, habitat destruction, and climate change.

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    Golden Snub-Nose Monkey
    Status: Endangered

    Habitat: Central China

    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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    Polar Bear

    Status: Vulnerable

    Habitat: Arctic sea ice

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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?"

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    Iberian Lynx
    Status: Endangered – only 404 left in the wild.

    Habitat: Spain and Portugal

    He added that we need to put an emphasis on conservation and hope.

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    Mandrill
    Status: Vulnerable

    Habitat: East Africa

    "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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    That's something to think about.

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    Pied Tamarin

    Status: Endangered

    Habitat: Brazilian rainforest

    For more of Flach's work, visit his Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and book page.

    In you're interested in animal conservation organizations you can check out World Wildlife Fund, International Rhino Foundation, and Project Aware.

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