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These 22 Pics Are Composed Of As Many Pixels As There Are Animals Still Alive In These Species
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These 22 Pics Are Composed Of As Many Pixels As There Are Animals Still Alive In These Species

A brilliant 2008 campaign by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has been resurfacing thanks to a recent reddit post going viral. The campaign, called WWF Japan – Population by pixel, was created by the agency Hakuhodo C&D / Tokyo. The brains behind it were creative directors Nami Hoshino, Yoshiyuki Mikami, and designer Kazuhiro Mochizuki. Inspired by their work, Imgurian JJSmooth44 made a follow-up to their project and it’s just as powerful as the original. “I did it as a programming challenge,” JJSmooth44 wrote.

African Wild Dog. Estimated between 3000 and 5500 remain

Image credits: JJSmooth44

“I did it … in python … but the code is very gross. I only worried about the final product and not the readability/niceness of the code.” They paid homage to Hakuhodo C&D / Tokyo by scraping the Animal Planet endangered animals list.

Amur Leopard. Estimated about 60 remain

Image credits: JJSmooth44

Amur Tiger. Estimated about 450 remain

Image credits: JJSmooth44

Asian Elephant. Estimated between 40000 and 50000 remain

Image credits: JJSmooth44

Bengal Tiger. Estimated about 2500 remain

Image credits: JJSmooth44

Black Footed Ferret. Estimated about 300 remain

Image credits: JJSmooth44

Black Rhino. Estimated about 5000 remain

Image credits: JJSmooth44

Blue Whale. Estimated between 10000 and 25000 remain

Image credits: JJSmooth44

Bonobo. Estimated between 10000 and 50000 remain

Image credits: JJSmooth44

Bornean Orangutan. Estimated between 45000 and 69000 remain

Image credits: JJSmooth44

Borneo Pygmy Elephant. Estimated about 1500 remain

Image credits: JJSmooth44

Chimpanzee. Estimated between 172700 and 299700 remain

Image credits: JJSmooth44

Eastern Lowland Gorilla. Estimated about 17000 remain

Image credits: JJSmooth44

Fin Whale. Estimated between 50000 and 90000 remain

Image credits: JJSmooth44

Galapagos Penguin. Estimated about 2000 remain

Image credits: JJSmooth44

Giant Panda. Estimated about 1864 remain

Image credits: JJSmooth44

Green Sea Turtle. Estimated between 3000 and 5500 remain

Image credits: JJSmooth44

Hectors Dolphin. Estimated about 7000 remain

Image credits: JJSmooth44

Indian Elephant, Estimated between 20000 and 25000 remain

Image credits: JJSmooth44

Indochinese Tiger. Estimated between 600 and 650 remain

Image credits: JJSmooth44

Indus River Dolphin. Estimated about 1100 remain

Image credits: JJSmooth44

Javan Rhino. Estimated about 60 remain

Image credits: JJSmooth44

Here’s what people said about the project

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hobbitly
Community Member
3 years ago

Excellent metaphor to show how bad the situation is. Powerful pictures!

Richard Wareham
Community Member
3 years ago

Agreed: the pictures send a strong message. But when it states that the number of pixels in the picture show the number of animals left alive but they clearly show fewer pixels than animals, that's not right. Easy ones to check, both Amur leopard and Javan rhino say 60 animals but pictures have 42 pixels. It would have been just as effective to do it correctly. Unless the pictures have been cropped for some reason.

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FatBaby
Community Member
3 years ago

This is really impactful art because it shows how they're fading, really cool.

Ale_Vidal23
Community Member
3 years ago

wow... the Leopard and the rhino made me really sad...

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hobbitly
Community Member
3 years ago

Excellent metaphor to show how bad the situation is. Powerful pictures!

Richard Wareham
Community Member
3 years ago

Agreed: the pictures send a strong message. But when it states that the number of pixels in the picture show the number of animals left alive but they clearly show fewer pixels than animals, that's not right. Easy ones to check, both Amur leopard and Javan rhino say 60 animals but pictures have 42 pixels. It would have been just as effective to do it correctly. Unless the pictures have been cropped for some reason.

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FatBaby
Community Member
3 years ago

This is really impactful art because it shows how they're fading, really cool.

Ale_Vidal23
Community Member
3 years ago

wow... the Leopard and the rhino made me really sad...

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