Morten Koldby captures the humanity of animals in his powerful photo portraits
posted Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 5:48 PM EDT
Morten Koldby's photo portraits of animals are so human-like, it's astounding. And that's what this Danish photographer is aiming for with his animal headshots, which show facial expressions not that different from the people you might see at a local park.
Koldby wants us to realize that humans and animals really aren't that different.
"My goal with these started as any other personal project to simply do something new, but now I do them to try to make others relate to the animals, and by that maybe treat nature with a little more consideration," he told IR in an email.
Koldby recently captured some of his animal portraits specifically for an iPad app for the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) called Together. You can read more about that at his blog.
Getting exactly the shot he's looking for requires a lot of waiting for the right moment. "The biggest trick to their creation is really patience and a lot of time," he says.
See a collection of Koldby's moving animal photos below and more at his website.
(All images used with permission of the photographer.)
(Via My Modern Met)