This World Wildlife Day, we throw the spotlight onto the many unique photographic representations of one of the most precious things on planet Earth; our wildlife.
These shots by photographer Leon Plamp (@lplamp) show animals in a whole new light; or lack thereof. But this is entirely intentional.
“In every picture the focus is on the head and especially the eyes, because my shots are about seeing what the animals see and what they feel.”
He took the images with his Hasselblad X1D II. “I haven’t owned a camera yet that has such a detailed resolution. It showed me how much structure can be hidden in the image that you usually would not notice.”
Since 1941, Hasselblad has been devoted to creating cameras that live up to our motto, “Create To Inspire.” And over 80 years, Hasselblad cameras have been there to capture some of the most important moments and figures in the story of the world, including the first steps on the Moon. Our goal is to continue pushing the boundaries on imaging technology. We are committed to providing consumers the highest quality camera systems, that enable all types of creatives to capture their artistic vision.
About World Wildlife Day
On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March – the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973 – as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. The UNGA resolution also designated the CITES Secretariat as the facilitator for the global observance of this special day for wildlife on the UN calendar. World Wildlife Day has now become the most important global annual event dedicated to wildlife.