Laurent Baheux – Black and white wildlife photography


To see in color is a delight for the eye but to see in black and white is a delight for the soul.” – Andri Cauldwell

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I’m a huge fan of black and white photography. I think that sometimes, when it comes to photographs, colors simply distract from the subject or motif. Black and white photography on the other hand is subtle and in some occasions it lets you focus on the essence of a photograph much better than any photo in color ever would allow! The other day I stumbled across a gorgeous black and white photograph of a lion. It was so beautiful and mesmerizing, I simply had to find out more about the photographer and his work.

The photographers name is Laurent Baheux and he started to photograph wild animals on a visit to Tanzania back in 2002.

His photos are breathtaking, full of strength and emotions. Due to his work with wild animals he also started to work with the United Nations Environment Program and is now also a well-known activist for WWF, the GoodPlanet Foundation and the Cheetah for Ever association. Beyond that, he fights against poaching in his role as a UNEP Goodwill Ambassador.

In 2007 he succeeded in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and won the Price for the category “Creative Visions of Nature”.

Have a look at his page – I can guarantee you, that you won’t regret it! 😉

Black and white allows me to better capture the magnificence of the animals’ attitudes, the emotion of their looks, and the vividness of these species which are still alive, but more menaced than ever, and the immense richness that they represent for the planet.” Laurent Baheux.

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Photos by: Laurent Baheux

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