British photographer Tim Flach, has spent the more than 2 years to documenting braving their habitats and their brittle existences. Thus, the resulting body of work, Endangered, provides us with a close and exceptional view into the striking lives of Earth’s most threatened creatures, and reminds us of everything we should be scared to lose. For most of us, endangered animals are a far-away mystery.

Therefore, from species we are all acquainted with polar bear, snow leopard, cheetah, however to exotic beasts we would only imagine in fantasy films Saiga, Philippine eagle, Olm salamander. So Tim Flach presents a wide spectrum of biodiversity with Endangered, and sheds light on the inimitable challenges each animal faces in order to survive. Thus, some have had their numbers cut down by habitat destruction. While others endure more gruesome ordeals, such as hunting, poaching, and being sold into the black market.

Tim Flach has regularly stated that he set a goal to reveal the relationships that attach humans to our wilder counterparts. Staring into the eyes of the animals featured in Endangered, it’s painful to imagine that any one of them would ever be considered less worthy of life than one of us. So, have a look into the most stunning shots from the series, and vote for the ones that took your breath away.

40. Marine Iguana

40. Marine Iguana

39. Siamese Crocodile

39. Siamese Crocodile

38. Giant Panda

38. Giant Panda

37. Partula Snails

37. Partula Snails

36. Sea Angels

36. Sea Angels

33. Snow Leopard

33. Snow Leopard

34. Arabian Oryx

34. Arabian Oryx

35. Fireflies

35. Fireflies

31. Egyptian Vulture

31. Egyptian Vulture

31. Egyptian Vulture

31. Egyptian Vulture

30. Kaiser's Newt

30. Kaiser’s Newt

29. Northern White Rhinoceros

29. Northern White Rhinoceros

25. Indian Gharial

25. Indian Gharial

26. Lemur Leaf Frog

26. Lemur Leaf Frog

27. Smooth Fronted Cayman

27. Smooth Fronted Cayman

28. Military Macaw

28. Military Macaw

24. Beluga Sturgeon

24. Beluga Sturgeon

23. Scallope Hammerhed Aggregation

23. Scallope Hammerhed Aggregation

22. Scimitar Oryx's

22. Scimitar Oryx’s

21. Blue Throated Macaw

21. Blue Throated Macaw

17. European Honey Bee

17. European Honey Bee

18. Red Crown Crane

18. Red Crown Crane

19. Western Lowland Gorillas

19. Western Lowland Gorillas

20. Yellow Eyed Tree Frog Eggs

20. Yellow Eyed Tree Frog Eggs

16. Monarch Butterflies

16. Monarch Butterflies

15. Green Winged Macaws on Claylick

15. Green Winged Macaws on Claylick

14. Olm Salamander

14. Olm Salamander

13. Pied Tamarin

13. Pied Tamarin

12. Yunan Snub Nosed Monkey

12. Yunan Snub Nosed Monkey

11. Ploughshare Tortoise

11. Ploughshare Tortoise

10. While Bellied Pangolin

10. While Bellied Pangolin

9. Iberian Lynx

9. Iberian Lynx

8. Shoebill

8. Shoebill

7. Hacintth Macaw

7. Hacintth Macaw

6. Polar Bear

6. Polar Bear

5. Ring Tailed Lemur

5. Ring Tailed Lemur

4. Golden Snub Nosed Monkey

4. Golden Snub Nosed Monkey

3. Philippine Eagle

3. Philippine Eagle

2. Saiga

2. Saiga

1. Proboscis Monkey

1. Proboscis Monkey

Source: BP

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