The Photographer Turning His Lens on America’s Illegal Wildlife Trade

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Animal heads; snakeskin boots; fur coats; zebra-foot lamps; these are just a few of the items Tristan Spinski captures in his powerful series, The Reliquary, which has been shortlisted in this year’s Sony World Photography Awards. In spring 2017, The New York Times commissioned the American photographer to photograph at the National Wildlife Property Repository near Denver, Colorado, a warehouse full of illegal animal parts and products seized across the United States. There are approximately 1.3 million items in the warehouse’s inventory, but this is just a fraction of the number that passes back and forth in the unlawful wildlife trade.

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He’s an award-winning wildlife photographer — and he’s only 13

Since we’ve found out that this country is populated by some seriously talented young people, we’ve decided to bring more of their stories to you. So: this is Art Kids. And in today’s edition, you’re meeting Josiah Launstein, a 13-year-old with a knack for silent observation, a keen eye and deep empathy for the animal kingdom. He’s barely a teenager, but he’s already become an accomplished wildlife photographer who’s garnered international acclaim for his photos.

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‘Art Gone Wild’: Oklahoma City Zoo marks eighth year of showing animal art for a good cause | News OK

The eighth annual “Art Gone Wild” exhibit will display artwork from alligators and anacondas, ocelots and okapis, snow leopards and sea lions throughout September in the south lobby gallery of the Myriad Botanical Gardens’ Crystal Bridge.

Among the new artists who will be showing their work are the zoo’s 3-year-old Indian rhinoceros Rupert, two baby flamingos and a group of juvenile Galapagos tortoises. Returning favorites like the great apes and Asian elephants were provided a few larger canvases than last year, meaning that there will be even bigger paintings for their fans to admire and acquire.

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Winners of SINWP wildlife photography contest revealed | Daily Mail Online

An amateur wildlife photographer has been something to croak about after leaping into first place with her colourful portrait of an exotic frog.

British snapper Michelle Howell took home the top prize with her image of an Argentinian ornate horned frog in the Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers’ Creatures Great and Small competition.

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