“On my thirtieth birthday, my wife left me,” Rafael Mantesso said. She took her cookware, furniture, photos, her decorations. She left me alone in an empty all-white apartment. The only thing she didn’t take was my bull terrier, whom she’d named after her favorite shoe designer: Jimmy Choo,” Rafael said.
Nick Brandt is a Los Angeles based videogapher who has followed his passion for photographing the wild animals of East Africa for the past 14 years.
With his medium-format film camera in hand, Brandt spends weeks following and becoming accepted by his subjects, before waiting for favourable combinations of lighting and behaviour.
The resulting photographs are nothing short of spectacular.
Yakini, a newborn gorilla, receives a thorough checkup from Royal Children’s Hospital neonatal specialist Neil Campbell at Australia’s Melbourne Zoo, and is more than a little surprised by the chilliness of the stethoscope!
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Well, I don’t know about you, but I just can’t imagine life without our precious canine companions!
One dog-lover who I’m sure agrees is the talented photographer Michael Brian. I follow Michael’s fabulous blog showcasing his extensive portfolio of heartwarming canine portraits as part of his regular Dog of The Day posts. (That’s one of his gorgeous photographs at the top of this post.)
Michael explains the sole purpose of his dog imagery is to raise the global consciousness to the magical gifts dogs provide for us.
For your viewing enjoyment, here are some more images from Michael’s wonderful blog: