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Probably most of us have heard of the saying 'Hakuna Matata', which means 'no worries' in Swahili. The famous phrase was popularized by the Disney animated movie 'The Lion King' and inspired Paris-based photographer Thomas Subtil to create a lighthearted photo series about life without a care in the world.

It all started in 2013 when the artist traveled to Kenya and discovered a completely different, wonderful world. A world where elephants balance precariously on one leg on a tight-rope tied between two trees, where giraffes hang their washed clothes to dry and zebras fly. Subtil masterfully transformed vast African landscapes into unexpected phantasmagoria.

The artist described his photo manipulation series as "the real-life of African wild animals", well, at least how he imagines the adorable animals act when people are not watching. He uses digital art techniques in order to create imaginative realities.

Subtil also created the 'Animetro' photography art series where he imagines various wild animals discovering the Paris metro. Just like ordinary people, they wait for the metro train and try to find a place in this underground metal box. Recently, the artist published creative photos from his 'Hakuna Matata 2' and 'Colored' series.

Curious about his unique art? Scroll down the page and check out the unexpected and imaginative animal life!

More info: Facebook | youtube.com | thomassubtil.com

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    5 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    A "F*** you" to physics and gravity. What a graceful rebel!

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I am getting Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree vibes from this, and it's so adorable!

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Hmm - whos laundry is that? cant see any long johns, polo necks or very long scarves

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I" saw a peanut stand, heard a rubber band And seen a needle wink its eye But I be done seen about everything When I see an elephant fly"

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    "All those idiots are off migrating. I say, the best view is from the top of loop #9."

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Rhino dad "Jolene, why couldn't you find yourself something in the equidae family? If your grandma finds out you're going out with a pachyderm she'll have a fit. You know how she is"

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