Stunningly Surreal Photos of Wild Animals Captured in Unexpected Ways

London-based photographer David Yarrow captures the wild, natural world in unexpected and often candid ways. His stunning black-and-white images showcase the strength, beauty, and power of wolves, mountain lions, zebras, and more. Sometimes, man-made structures set the scene for amazing and almost-surreal sights while other times, Yarrow lets the majestic animal speak for itself. Every photograph features an incredible amount of detail, and we're able to admire the idiosyncrasies of each creature.

Some of Yarrow's most impressive images feature the untamed beasts among people. They occupy bars and trains in gorgeous compositions that make you wonder, “how did he pull that off?” Yarrow gives some insight via his Facebook, writing, “Employing captive animals leaves no for the banal – the situation is somewhat scripted and therefore average will not do. The preparation and logistics involved in securing location access and then working with the wolves was formidable.” While planning is key, he laments, “A wolf is a wolf and they do not tend to comply.”

David Yarrow website and Facebook page
via [This Isn't Happiness]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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