Turkish artist Selçuk Yılmaz has created an exceptional lion sculpture from almost 4,000 pieces of scrap metal. Titled Aslan (Turkish for Lion), the sculpture took 10 months to complete and weighs roughly 550 pounds (250kg). Selçuk hand-cut and hammered every piece by himself, and metal-work is not easy. “It needs patience and we have to know pain,” said the artist on DeviantArt.
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Photographer Puts Camera On Radio-Controlled Buggy To Take Close-Up Photos Of Lions In Botswana [VIDEO]By Audra • Nov 28th, 2013 • Category: Animals, Latest Posts, Photography
Ever wondered how creatures in the wild look extremely close up? How does it feel when they stare back at you with fierce amazement? Chris McLennan, mostly known for his travel, wildlife, tourism and adventure photography, recently went for another extraordinary pursuit by taking close-up photos of wild lions in Botswana with a robot camera assembled with the help of engineer Carl Hansen. The amazing photos were captured by “Car-L”, a remote controlled 4×4 camera buggy with a Nikon D800E camera and an 18-35mm lens.
Usually wildlife photography is associated with capturing animals in their natural habitat, but photographer Brad Wilson brings new perspective to this. His series, called “Affinity”, exhibit close-up portraits of various wild animals taken in the studio. For many years Brad has been working with human models in New York and he felt, that switching to different species was a necessary journey for him to take. He says the title “Affinity” refers to the spontaneous feeling of connection that he experienced while working with these animal.
A renowned London-based photographer Tim Flach presents his work of seven years in an animal portrait book called “More than Humans”. By taking striking close-up shots of various animals, Tim attempts to demonstrate how close can animal gestures and poses get to those of the humans.