This book contains the most breathtakingly beautiful animal photos

The beautifully intimate animal ‘portraits’ in which the creatures look like they are posing for the camera

  • The photos are by wildlife photographer Pedro Jarque Krebs and feature in his new book, Fragile 
  • The photographer hopes his snaps will raise awareness of the ‘precarious situation’ of the natural world 
  • He manipulates the lighting and background when editing so it looks as though animals have been in a studio 

They say you should never work with animals.

But one photographer has ignored this advice – and a good thing too. Because he’s snapped a series of incredible images of a range of creatures.

Multi-award-winning wildlife Peruvian photographer Pedro Jarque Krebs captured them at various places around the world.

During the editing process, the snapper manipulates the lighting and the background to make it appear as if the animals have had their very own studio photoshoot, with some of them seemingly ‘performing’ for the camera.

The images feature in his new book, called Fragile, which aims to draw attention to the ‘precarious situation’ of the natural world. Pedro says: ‘My goal with these images is to raise our awareness of the beauty and diversity of the natural world, but – even more importantly—its dreadful fragility and endangerment.’

Scroll down to see some of the book’s most jaw-dropping images…

A lar gibbon balances precariously on a tightrope in one of the stunning images that features in the book Fragile by Pedro Jarque Krebs

This lemur looks like it might be meditating. Pedro says he aims to break down the psychological and emotional barriers that separate us from our fellow creatures

A striking image of a leopard. Pedro has received more than 100 awards since 2014 

A group of great white pelicans get ready for a fish dinner. Pedro’s images are breathtakingly intimate

Pedro hopes his new book will draw attention to the ‘precarious situation’ of the natural world

Pedro says: ‘My goal with these images is to raise our awareness of the beauty and diversity of the natural world’ 

During the editing process, Pedro manipulates the lighting and the backgrounds to make it appear as if the animals have had their very own studio photoshoot

A giant panda appears to gaze into the camera’s lens as it munches on a stick of black bamboo 

Animals, says Pedro, remind us that we are not the centre of the universe. Pictured is a Nile crocodile

This is an incredible shot of a group of Barbary sheep. Pedro’s images give the animal kingdom the dignity it deserves

Fragile by Pedro Jarque Krebs is published by teNeues and is available now for €50 (£45)

 

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