A number of animal species such as tigers, rhinos, pangolins and the Amur leopard face extinction and their time on our planet is running out. Unless, of course, we do something about it.
Believe it or not, human beings represent the greatest threat to their survival as they’re responsible for poaching, habitat destruction and the effects of climate change.
There are some things an individual can do to help this cause, and raising awareness is certainly one of them. Swedish artist Andreas Häggkvist is creating stunning animal portraits, hoping his art will help raise awareness about endangered animal special and environmental issues.
“Just as with melodies, visual images stick with us more than just words. Using the power that art contains, there really is an opportunity for an artist to make a movement for an important cause,” Häggkvist says about his project.
Let’s hope that his work will pay off and make people think for just a moment about what is happening to our planet.
Scroll down to see his amazing work.