The real life of animals in zoos

The real life of animals in zoos

Categories: Animals | Nature | People | Photo project | Society | Tragedy | World

When we go to the zoo with a camera, we want to capture the beauty of the amazing animals that we observed. We try to take pictures in which the cells are not visible, we try to remove all unsightly elements from the frame in the lens: fences, fences, outbuildings ... And all because we want the photos to look as natural as possible as if the animals are in their natural habitat. The real-life of animals in zoos was shown by Canadian photographer Gaston Lacombe in his series of photographs entitled "The Prisoner".

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The real life of animals in zoos

1. Fox at the glass railing. It seems that he is about to jump over it to escape from his "prison". (Photo: Gaston Lacombe).

Gaston Lacombe visited 9 zoos on five continents to show the true life of animals in captivity.

The real life of animals in zoos

2. The real environment in which animals live in some zoos is sometimes simply terrifying. This tiger among the concrete slabs looks like a driven, helpless beast. (Photo: Gaston Lacombe).

The real life of animals in zoos

3. Looking at the series of photographs "The Prisoner", one becomes sorry for the animals. No matter how good conditions are created in zoos, still wild animal nature should live in freedom, in its natural habitat. (Photo: Gaston Lacombe).

The real life of animals in zoos

4. The name of the cycle of photographs - "The Prisoner" - speaks for itself. This monkey behind the glass is as if asking to be taken away from there. (Photo: Gaston Lacombe).

The real life of animals in zoos

5. This series of photographs by Gaston Lacombe is touching, especially when you see powerful predators in small cages. Not all zoos in the world are able to keep animals in proper conditions. Like in this zoo, where the bear is locked in a tiny concrete cage. (Photo: Gaston Lacombe).

The real life of animals in zoos

6. Gastton Lacombe did not disclose in which zoos he took pictures. (Photo: Gaston Lacombe).

The real life of animals in zoos

7. According to the author of this project, "even in the best zoos, you can still find animals that are kept in disgusting conditions." (Photo: Gaston Lacombe).

The real life of animals in zoos

8. “Not all zoos are the same. Some of them have done a great job to ensure that the animals live in decent conditions, ”says the photographer, who was born in Canada, but lives and works in the United States. (Photo: Gaston Lacombe).

The real life of animals in zoos

9. The photographer understands that his photographs will not change the world and will not improve the living conditions of all animals in captivity, but he hopes that these sad images will help draw attention to the existing problem. (Photo: Gaston Lacombe).

The real life of animals in zoos

10. “This does not mean that I hate zoos, on the contrary, I love them very much, I just think that some of them need to be improved,” says the photographer - author of the Captives series. (Photo: Gaston Lacombe).

The real life of animals in zoos

11. "Captive" by Gaston Lacombe. Photo: Gaston Lacombe).

The real life of animals in zoos

12. It's a pity to look at him. The king of beasts in such terrible conditions. (Photo: Gaston Lacombe).

The real life of animals in zoos

13. A ray of light in a dark cell. (Photo: Gaston Lacombe).

The real life of animals in zoos

14. Turtle in a small aquarium. (Photo: Gaston Lacombe).

The real life of animals in zoos

15. Camel in the background of the desert ... glued on the wall. (Photo: Gaston Lacombe).

The real life of animals in zoos

16. Baboon in a concrete cage. And around only painted nature. (Photo: Gaston Lacombe).

The real life of animals in zoos

17. Other works by Gaston Lacombe can be viewed on his website - gastonlacombe.com. (Photo: Gaston Lacombe).

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