Pelicans with personality: the story behind Andy Rouse’s low-angle portraits

Raising awareness of environmental issues by getting audiences to connect with animals and their habitats isn’t easy, especially in an oversaturated image market. Andy Rouse, one of the world’s leading wildlife photographers and a Canon Ambassador, found a fresh way to draw attention to the endangered Dalmatian pelican.

“When taking portraits, you capture the personality of your subjects, and that’s what I think I did with these guys,” Andy says. He saw that the pelicans had a lot of character in their appearance, and that some of them even looked like celebrities. “There’s all kinds of [famous lookalikes] in there.”

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Pelicans with personality: the story behind Andy Rouse’s low-angle portraits
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Photographing Penguins

Penguins make utterly wonderful subjects for anyone’s photography. They instill a great feeling of happiness in all who come into contact with them, and it’s our job as photographers to convey that to anyone who sees our work.
by Andy Rouse

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Photographing Penguins
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