Salvatore Arnone The Fifth Day

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Gorilla Gorilla (GORILLA)

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Taurotragus Oryx (SOUTHERN ELAND)

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Melursus Ursinus (SLOTH BEAR)

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Pongo Pygmaeus (ORANGUTAN)

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Bos Javanicus (BANTENG)

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Cacatua Moluccensis (MOLUCCAN COCKATOO)

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Antilope Cervicapra (BLACKBUCK)

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Callithrix Jacchus (COMMON MARMOSET)

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Panthera Tigris (TIGER)

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Diceros Bicornis (BLACK RHINOCEROS)

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Vultur Gryphus (ANDEAN CONDOR)

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Tapirus Indicus (MALAYAN TAPIR)

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Camelus Bactrianus (BACTRIAN CAMEL)

Life in the wild is disappearing at unprecedented rate. Massive human activities (causing loss of habitat through urbanization, deforestation and agriculture) combined with the deep climate changes, represent the biggest threat to the living species.

One in four mammals, one in eight birds and one third of all the amphibians are in the list of the endangered species and risk to disappear without specific conservation programs.

All the species in these pictures are at risk of extinction or live in fragile habitats.

I portrayed them as willingly posing for me, eyes into eyes, quite asking an answer about their uncertain future. According to the Bible, wild animals were created on the fifth day.

All images © courtesy of Salvatore Arnone

www.salvatorearnone.com