French photographer Laurent Baheux dedicates his new book to the "King of Animals" - the lion. Breathtaking black-and-white photographs create a powerful portrait of one of the world's most majestic and endangered species.
When you think of lions, you might think of the powerful member of the "Big Five," with a roar that echoes over the planes and a relentless pursuit of its prey. You might think of the pack animal, surprisingly playful and affectionate within its group. Or you might think of the endangered lion, long the target of hunters and trophy collectors. In this new book of photographs, Laurent Baheux travels across Africa to capture the lion in all its intricate facets. The result is a sensitive and intimate photographic portrait that shows the big cat in all its nuances: powerful, vulnerable and tender at the same time. Baheux's stunning black-and-white photographs of lions show this feline animal with the precision and texture of a studio portrait - its many different movements, postures, behaviors and expressions captured with stunning intimacy. Playing among the troop, hunting for its prey or looking straight at us from the page, Baheux's lion photography is as much a tribute to the lion's character, strength and touch as it is a haunting reminder that this most impressive animal is also one of the most endangered species on earth.
For more than 15 years, Laurent Baheux has been creating a collection of monochromatic photographs of wildlife, characterized by a contrasting, condensed style. With a unique approach that ignores the laws of nature photography, Baheux seeks to capture the character of each animal as an individual. He is actively involved in environmental organizations, including the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Jane Goodall Institute. In 2013, he was a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in the Wild & Precious campaign against poaching. His photographs are exhibited in galleries and exhibitions in his native France and abroad and are the subject of numerous books and publications.
Title: Lions by Laurent Baheux
Size: 216 x 303 x 20 mm
Size: 192 pages
Weight: 1352 grams