Tigers, elephants, and polar bears immediately spring to mind when you think of threatened animals that we’re trying to save. […]
Tigers, elephants, and polar bears immediately spring to mind when you think of threatened animals that we’re trying to save.
Sadly, there are now 41,415 on the ‘red list,’ and approximately 16,306 of them are endangered and threatened with extinction.
British photographer Tim Flach spent two years traveling the world and taking portraits of the animals that may soon be extinct, and they’re totally stunning.
1. Philippine Eagle
As of 2015, there are only 600 of these regal birds left in the wild. They are the national bird of the Philippines.
2. Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey
These beautiful monkeys live in Southwestern China and have a population of approximately 8,000-15,000 individuals left in the wild.
3. Indian Gharial
4. Northern White Rhinoceros
This gorgeous animal is on the verge of extinction. As of today, there are only 3 left in captivity at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. They are the only 3 left in the world, and only one of them is male.
5. Egyptian Vulture
There has been a rapid decline of these endangered vultures. In India, they have seen a 35% decline in population each year since 1999.
6. Kaiser’s Newt
Considered extremely endangered due to habitat loss and illegal trade, the Kaiser’s newt has an approximated population of around 9,000 individuals.
Found throughout Southern Africa, the hippopotamus is identified as a vulnerable species; it has a population range between 125,000 and 150,000.
8. Pied Tamarin
In Brazil, the city of Manus continues to expand and encroach on this unique animal’s territory. The actual population is unknown; however, there are 170 tamarins in captivity throughout the world.
9. Sea Angels
This strange swimming creature is a type of sea slug and can be found in cold oceans under ice, or equatorial climates; however, due to shifts in global temperatures, their populations are dwindling.
10. Red Crown Crane
One of the largest species of crane in the world, there are only 1,700-2,000 of them left.
11. Military Macaw
Deforestation has caused this gorgeous bird’s population to decrease to less than 10,000 globally.
12. Arabian Oryx
This extremely endangered species is slowly growing; however, there is still only a frightening population of around 1,000 individuals on the planet.
If you want to see more beautiful animal portraits and follow the important work Tim Flach is doing, you can find him on his website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. By raising awareness about the plight of these endangered animals, perhaps we can work together to save them.