Photos of animals from Tim Flach's book "Endangered"
Madagascar brown-breasted tortoise is the rarest tortoise in the world.
Photographer Tim Flach is known for his works that show the emotional or human side of animals. Photo Flach often show moods, expressions and gestures and cause us to rethink our attitude to the world of nature.
His newest book, Endangered, includes texts by zoologist Jonathan Bailey and is trying to get readers to consider the impact they have on these animals and think about what it means for them to disappear.
Along with the animals themselves, Flach photographed the landscapes in which they live.
He spent his days in the cold snow to frame a rare saiga. He swam with sturgeon and hippo.
The ecosystems in which many of these creatures live have already been destroyed to make way for cities and farms.But by eliminating such habitats, we erase the only places in which some of the most unique creatures on Earth can live.
Check out some photos from the book.
Pangolins are creatures most threatened by the illegal trade in wildlife. This pangolin hangs from the tail of the mother.
Hippos are hunted for meat and teeth.
Yellow-eyed forest frogs suffer from climate change.
It was assumed that the rhinopithecus became extinct before one was seen in 1962, although the remaining populations are small and isolated.
Fireflies help us learn how bioluminescence works, although even light pollution and forest loss threaten these creatures.
Philippine eagles suffer from deforestation and poaching.
African vultures - orderlies. They suppress the spread of disease and warn of acts of poaching. And some poachers have begun to kill these endangered birds that draw attention to illegal hunting.
Snow leopards are the most elusive cats in the world. And they lose their habitat.
Saiga has been preserved since the ice age - the species shared the world with mammoths and saber-toothed tigers. But poaching has put this view on the brink of extinction.
Previously, it was possible to find beluga 5 meters long in the Black and Caspian Seas. But these giants have disappeared, and the little ones who are still in danger are threatened by people who are hunting for their caviar.
Here is the last white rhino in the world called Sudan.