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Tim Flach

Stories of the natural world through animal portraiture

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This Silver Laced Polish has frizzle feathers that curl upwards, rather than lying flat like most chickens. This Poland was one of the winners at the National Poultry show at Telford last weekend! #nationalpoultryshow #hasselblad #bird #animal portraiture #broncolor #timflach #studio #fashion #chicken

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The Mayans once believed that the King vulture was the messenger between gods and people. Contrary to the common association between vultures and deserts, the King vulture inhabits the dense forests found in South America up to Mexico! #kingvulture #vibrancy #photography #canon #broncolor #forest #bird

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The Grey Crowned Crane, from Southern and Eastern Africa, has a reputation for being rather short tempered and can potentially take ones eye out with a single peck. When he started pecking at my camera and seemed intent to start on me, I didn’t hang around! #bird #portrait #crane #greycrowncrane #timflach #photography #animal #broncolor #canonuk

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This is the Victoria Crowned Pigeon, another work in progress for my new book on birds. The Victoria Crowned Pigeon is considered the largest of the living pigeon species, and can be found on mainland New Guinea. The only larger member of the pigeon family would have been the Dodo. #pigeon #bird #portrait #victoriacrowned #timflach #animal #photography

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All of the Great Ape species are Endangered... except for one, us. #endangered #wildlife #chimpanzee #ape #photography #timflach

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Today is World Penguin Day! The Rockhopper Penguin is renowned the world over for its funky hair style, and lives in a region just above the Antarctic. The Rockhoppers numbers were decimated in 2011 when the MS Oliva ran aground and spilled oil in around 20,000 birds, and this threat isn't going away. It is a harsh reminder of the damage were continually doing to a largely uninhabited area of the world. I was only reading an article today about the vast quantities of micro plastics in the Antarctic, nearly 5 times the volume anticipated. Traces of micro plastics are even being found in rainwater! #worldpenguinday #penguin #rockhopper #endangered #timflach #photography #wildlife

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Here’s another Jacobin pigeon that we’ve been working on. The Jacobins are one of the oldest domestic pigeon breeds in the world, originating from India. Their arrival in Europe during the 16th Century is what sparked their evolution into the fashionable exhibition birds we see today. #pigeon #jacobin #bird #timflach #photography #studio #broncolor #canon #fashion #feathers #white #posed #glamor

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This is Unico, a Lusitano. The Lusitano is a Portuguese breed of horse and was used extensively for War, Dressage and Bull Fighting. It is a close relation to the Andalusian horse and originated from the Iberian Peninsula #horse #portrait #shaking #animal #equus #photography #timflach #hasselblad #broncolor

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This highly constructed image, is of an Arabian Halter horse, or show horse, truly a supermodel of the horse world. It has been carefully structured to allude to George Stubbs’ famous painting Whistlejacket, utilising both similar tones and pose. Taken at the pristine Ajman Stud, it was lit by flash indoors, looking out of the window to the bright Emirati sunshine. The camera captures the darker indoors and the lighter outdoors in a way that the human eye normally cannot see. The overall effect is slightly unreal, or perhaps hyperreal, part painting, part photograph. #Arabian #horse #equus #timflach #photography #portrait #hasselblad #broncolor #window #wildlife #animal

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