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Tim Flach

Stories of the natural world through animal portraiture

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Found throughout the mountains of central China, the Golden Snub-nosed Monkey endures some of the hardest winters of any non-human primate. It’s long fiery cloak shields it from icy winds whiles it’s flat, bare face bears most of the brunt of the cold. IUCN Red List: Endangered #endangered #primate #goldenmonkey #monkey #cold #winter #fire #gold #china #mountains #wildlife #timflach #photography #iucn

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Who’d have thought that buying a bottle of wine with a real cork might help save this magnificent cat? Formally classed as critically endangered the worlds most threatened cat is inching back from the brink. The Iberian Lynx’s main hunting ground used to be the cork oak forests of Spain and Portugal, but unfortunately the switch to plastic corks has impacted on the Lynx’s main source of food, the wild rabbit. So don’t feel so bad for joining in Wine Wednesday 🍷 IUCN Red List: Endangered #iberianlynx #lynx #cat #bigcat #canon #wine #cork #endangered #timflach #photography #wildlife

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This is one of the rarest tortoises in the world. It saddens me that in addition to armed guards, the ploughshare has its shell defaced, to deter the illegal wildlife trade from taking them from the wild. Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust has been working tirelessly since it’s rediscovery in 1984, to see that the Ploughshare survives, but it still remains critically endangered. #tortoise #ploughsharetortoise #wildlife #conservation #endangered #iucnredlist #timflach #photography #hasselbad #broncolor

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These cute Salamanders known as Axolotl are of great interest to science because it can regenerate limbs and parts it's own brain. Wish I could do that! The Aztec people saw a manifestation of the god Xolotl in this little creature, who led souls into underworld alongside the setting sun. IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered #axolotl #salamander #amphibian #endangered #timflach #photography #wildlife #canon #macro #cute #pokemon #wooper

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In 2011 I first met Djala, a western lowland gorilla, in captivity at the Aspinall foundation in Kent, UK. Several years later, after weeks of searching for him up and down a river in the Gabon’s Batéké Plateau National Park, I found my self face to face with the very same gorilla, who had been since released into the wild. Djala and his family are a thriving success story of the Aspinall foundation’s hard work and commitment to Gorilla Conservation efforts. #gorilla #primate #wildlife #greatape #gabon #beautyinnature #wonderlust #adventure #explore #canon #timflach #photography

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In the spirit of National Bird Day, heres a sneak peak at the first image of my next proposed book on birds. This is Abe, a Great Grey Owl, part of the @londonfalconry team. Over the next couple of years I’ll be photographing everything from Chickens to Eagles! I’m really excited at the prospect of better understanding a whole range of avian species. Any suggestions of which groups of birds are ‘must haves’ for this book are welcome as were just starting to research. #nationalbirdday #owl #greatgreyowl #hunter #birdofprey #bird #twilight #hasselblad #broncolor #wildlife #timflach #photography #studio

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I spend days travelling through the Mountains on the Philippine islands looking for this eagle, and in the end I photographed it at a rescue sanctuary. The Philippine Eagle has one of the largest wing spans of any eagle, at 2 metres, and is only found on the Philippine islands, where it is the national bird. IUCN: Critically Endangered #eagle #philippineeagle #endangered #iucn #timflach #photography #wildlife #bird #canonuk

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I spend days travelling through the Mountains on the Philippine islands looking for this eagle, and in the end I photographed it at a rescue sanctuary. The Philippine Eagle has one of the largest wing spans of any eagle, at 2 metres, and is only found on the Philippine islands, where it is the national bird. IUCN: Critically Endangered #eagle #philippineeagle #endangered #iucn #timflach #photography #wildlife #bird #canonuk

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I spend days travelling through the Mountains on the Philippine islands looking for this eagle, and in the end I photographed it at a rescue sanctuary. The Philippine Eagle has one of the largest wing spans of any eagle, at 2 metres, and is only found on the Philippine islands, where it is the national bird. IUCN: Critically Endangered #eagle #philippineeagle #endangered #iucn #timflach #photography #wildlife #bird #canonuk

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The local people describe this animal as their ancestor, and call them ‘wild men of the mountains’ This Yunnan snub-nose monkey, who lives at a higher altitude than any primate in the dense bamboo thickets of the Henduan mountains in south-western China. Scientists first describe the species in 1890, but faded into obscurity and thought extinct until rediscovered in 1962. #yunnanmonkey #endangered #iucnredlist #wildlife #photography #timflach #monkey #sassy #monkeylips #portrait

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Happy New Year!! The Red Crown Crane is beloved through out its range and is regarded as a symbol of luck, fidelity and longevity. #newyear #2018 #birds #redcrowncrane #endangered #timflach #photography #wildlife #animals #iucnredlist #symbolic

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Wishing you all a Merry Christmas! The Sea Angel is a tiny mollusk who propels its self through the water with their wing like fins. Sea Angels pray on other marine mollusks, and are in turn preyed upon by sea birds, whales and other fish. #spiritual #seaangel #sea #wildlife #macro #canon #timflach #photography #underwaterphoto #endangered #merrychristmas

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The Blue Throated Macaw is on the brink, with around 250 mature pairs left in the wild. But, the pet trade exports are largely eradicated and local land owners are supporting initiatives to encourage the birds to thrive again IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered #endangered #bird #macaw #bluethroatedmacaw #photography #timflach #studio #portrait #animal #texture #closeup #broncolor #canonuk

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The Pied Tamarin One of the rarest primates in the world, which is being concreted out of its territory by the capital City of the Amazon, Manaus. It’s definitely inspired Yoda, which is amusing as Star Wars is publicly released today! #monkeyday #primate #monkey #piedtamarin #timflach #photography #wildlife #endangered #iucnredlist #yoda #starwars

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The majestic snow leopard is one of the most endangered big cats, with its mountain territories shrinking due to farming and climate change, and an average of four snow leopards killed every week since 2008. Around four to seven thousand remain in the wild. IUCN Red List: Endangered #endangered #iucnredlist #timflach #photography #wildlife #leopard #snowleopard #mountains #bigcat #portrait #character #hymalayas

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We’ve got some exciting dog related content to show next week, but in the mean time here’s the wonderful Eric, a Bichon Frisé #tbt #dog #bichonfrise #dogsgods #cute #fluffy #pet #majestic #timflach #photography #dogsofinstagram #hasselblad #broncolorlighting

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Delighted to be featured on the cover of January’s @bjp1854 The Hyacinth Macaw is a beautiful South American bird that is unfortunately threatened by modern farming and the pet trade #bird #macaw #blue #hyacinthmacaw #hyacinth #photography #wildlife #conservation #endangered #timflach #studio #colour #broncolor #hasselblad

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From it’s blistering pace to its wanderlust, the cheetah is uniquely specialised for a slim ecological niche: running down prey in a typical home range. The cheetah is vulnerable to outbreaks of disease due to its alarmingly limited gene pool, with all of today’s cheetahs being as closely related as twins. #iucnredlist #endangered #cheetah #cubs #bigcat #africa #desert #timflach #photography #conservation #wildlife #worldcheetahday

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