This Is The Closest You’ll Get To Some Of The Most Amazing Creatures On The Planet.

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Photographer Yusuke Sakai sometimes likes to get up close and personal with his subjects. In this case, those subjects were some of the most majestic, and exotic animals on the planet. Not only did he get close to them, he did something a little unorthodox while he was there.

For his ongoing photo series entitled Skin, Sakai just focused in on just a small section of the animal”s skin, fur, or feathers. Doing this he managed to capture the texture and feel of the animal while almost completely removing them from the photo. It”s a bit surreal actually. Just take a look.

1. Goat.


2. Asiatic black bear.

Asiatic black bear.

3. Japanese deer.

Japanese deer.

4. Zebra.


5. Goat.


6. African elephant.

African elephant.

7. Hippopotamus.


8. Chinese pony.

Chinese pony.

9. White bear.

White bear.

10. African flamingo.

African flamingo.

11. King penguin.

King penguin.

12. White rhinoceros.

White rhinoceros.

13. Bactrian camel.

Bactrian camel.

14. Ruddy shelduck.

Ruddy shelduck.

15. Emu.


16. Reticulated giraffe.

Reticulated giraffe.

Of course not all of Sakai”s work is photographing animals up close. Check out some of his other stuff, it”s equally amazing.

(Via: Feature Shoot)

Breathtaking. Some of these subjects are almost more interesting as you get closer…

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