In some aspects, animals can be just like humans. They can be kind, caring, affectionate, but also dangerous and ready for a fight. They can suffer or jump with joy, be happy or sad. Macedonian photographer Goran Anastasovski has devoted the past ten years of his life to capturing intimate portraits of animals at the local zoo, particularly big cats. His sepia portraits of tigers, lions, and leopards show the wide range of emotions and behaviors we can see in these magnificent creatures.
A man who recently paid for a photo op with a black leopard got seriously injured and ended up in the hospital. According to the reports, the victim paid $150 for a “full-contact experience” with the leopard in a backyard zoo in South Florida. But instead of petting the animal and shooting selfies with it, the man got mauled and required multiple surgeries.
Wildlife filmmakers and photographers sometimes have scary close encounters with wild animals. This is exactly what recently happened to Kim Wolhuter. While he was exploring around a huge baobab tree, he came face to face with a leopard. He had it all on camera, and it made my heart pound harder just watching the video!