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Thames & Hudson Australia


We can’t save the world if we don’t care about the world. Visual imagery plays a huge role in helping us to care about what is happening around us. Endangered is an experiment by award-winning photographer Tim Flach in how and why we connect emotionally to other forms of life through visual imagery.

Through Tim’s extraordinary up-close photographs, we see:
The last of the white rhinos – there are only three left in the world: two females incapable of carrying a child and one male with low sperm count
The majestic swarms of the Monarch Butterly, whose milkweed crops are being destroyed by herbicides
The Lord Howe Island Stick Insect – an extinction success story! Thought to be extinct in 1920 after rats from a wrecked Glaswegian cargo ship made it to shore and caused chaos on Lord Howe Island. A tiny colony of 24 specimens was discovered on the tiny rocky outcrop of Balls Pyramid in 2001 and has now been saved in the Melbourne Zoo.

We also learn that:
Bees are worth 300 billion USD to the global economy
100 million sharks are killed for their fins every year
Some fast-growing coral can recover from damage within 10-15 years, if given a chance…

This immense book is a staggeringly beautiful siren call to connect people with nature.

Additional information

Weight 2982 g
Dimensions 27.6 x 34.6 cm
Publisher name Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd
Publication date 1 October 2017
Number of pages 336
Format Hardback
Contributors Photographs by Tim Flach
Dimensions 27.6 x 34.6 cm
Weight 2982 g

1 review for Endangered

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Wow, wow and Wow! Never seen such beautiful natural photography. This book is huge in scale and scope a feast for the eyes and a stark reminder how precious our endangered species are.

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Tim Flach is a photographer who is best known for his stylised portraits of animals, and for the originality that he brings to capturing animal behaviour and characteristics. His work is driven by a desire to better communicate stories of the natural world and explore questions of art and science.

Flach has received commissions by leading editorial and commercial clients, and has garnered multiple awards, including three Cannes Lions. He has won the International Photography Award's Professional Photographer of the Year for fine art. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Norwich University of the Arts in 2013. His photographs are showcased in books, exhibitions, and galleries around the world.