My intention with the “Animal Kingdom” series is to show animals outside of their context and allow the viewer to develop a more personal and intimate perspective of each portrait.
Each animal is a unique creature that can be majestic in its wildness. I try to capture this uniqueness focusing on light, shapes, shadows, expressions and the distinct texture that emphasizes the details of each creature.
Habitat loss and poaching are major threats to many animal species. This series aims to develop awareness on the need to protect biodiversity and on the importance of preserving the endangered species.
All photographs were taken in the Attica Zoological Park (Attica, Greece).