Frans Lanting – photos that give voice to the animal kingdom
Soul Education Link / 2014 / Visual Talk / 3.08 min / Photographer – Janet Zenari / Photograph – Trio of Cygnets, Gold Coast, Australia / Bookmark / Print /
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Frans Lanting a National Geographic’s photographer, author and speaker takes us on a short exploration into the inner souls of the animal kingdom using his vibrant images to shed the metaphorical skins that separate us.
What we like
- Connecting through Frans photography makes an even stronger statement than his words
- How often do we judge by the outer appearance of another person? We may easily accept a person because you like something about them. Recognise something familiar that makes you feel safe. And with animals do you like those that are cute and cuddly or something along those lines. We do all have our preferences and make choices for different reasons. Perhaps we could view people and animals from other angles. Spend the time to actually appreciate beyond that which is familiar. When it comes to animals we are easily swayed by group suggestions and fears that pass on sometimes generations. How about you look through new eyes and see some other dimension to that animal that you hadn’t considered before. You just might see the world through their eyes and make a connection.
To reflect on
- “The ancient understanding that all animals are one has been a powerful inspiration. I like to get past the fur, the feathers and the scales. I want to get under the skin. No matter if I am facing a giant elephant or a tiny tree frog my goal is to connect us with them. Eye to eye.”
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