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 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 series as "the real life of African wild animals", well, at least how he imagines the animals act when people are not watching. He uses digital manipulation in order to create imaginative realities.

Subtil also created the 'Animetro' 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 his 'Hakuna Matata 2' and 'Colored' series.

Curious about his work? Scroll down the page and check out the unexpected and imaginative world of wild animals!

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

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

The new Lone Ranger remake looks amazing!

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HANS
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1 year ago

They said the silver lining was here somewhere!

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HANS
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1 year ago

More than just a meerkat.

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Denise Mirto
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1 year ago

gooooaaaaallllllll

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Night Owl
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1 year ago (edited)

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

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Night Owl
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1 year ago

Luke, I am your zebra.

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Sarah Joan Rippey
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1 year ago

AWWW

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HANS
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1 year ago

Is this how Skywalker started?

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SykesDaMan
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1 year ago

Reminds me of this! C_AtLQpVYA...6bab34.jpg C_AtLQpVYAAlwzB-5c62dce6bab34.jpg

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

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

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Marta Puig Orriols
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1 year ago

they are all so cute <3

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Aria FAFAT
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1 year ago

'scuse me, is there any space in there?

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Olivia Matovich
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1 year ago

This is if flamingos had instagram!

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

I would watch this buddy cop movie.

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Olivia Matovich
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1 year ago

hehehehehehe

Wyndmere
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1 year ago

Just one? The hyenas got two j-johns.

Desiré Yen
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1 year ago

I wonder if the porteloo is for stallions or mares, or if it's unisex😁

glowworm2
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1 year ago

I'm waiting for the asshole lion to arrive to tip it over!

Janina Prado
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1 year ago

LOL!! That imagery just killed me!!

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Jaguarundi
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1 year ago

That must be the one marked "Mares". Always a line.

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Jacqueline Conway
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1 year ago

Naughty lion, bunking the metro fare!

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Nadège
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1 year ago

When pigs fly.

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Night Owl
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1 year ago

New version of "Town Musicians of Bremen" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Town_Musicians_of_Bremen

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Wyndmere
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1 year ago

*I'm sooo in love with you.* The duet sounds good tonight.

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diane a
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1 year ago

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

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Olivia Matovich
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1 year ago

hehehehe mischevious little Zebra

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Rae Sloan
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1 year ago

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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SykesDaMan
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1 year ago

Die Hard 3?

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Wyndmere
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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

That panda seems to be all up in the African business.

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Slune
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1 year ago

Fashionable women in high heels going on a shopping spree.

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Wyndmere
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1 year ago

12 km? Who are they kidding?

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Bobbi Newell
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1 year ago

"Next on our tour, we have the Noah's Ark exhibit!"

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1 year ago

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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Chelle Jones
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1 year ago

And they lived happily ever after.

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