Photographer Tim Flach (best known for his other photo books, Equus and Dogs) has yet again created a photo compilation of animals that astounds. The book is filled with animal portraits of all kinds, from the panda to the chicken. The picture of the chimpanzees had me weeping; the chicken made me want to break into a free and wild dance; and the bats made me nervous, with their darkened hidden plots. There are grand schemes and pure
emotion suggested in each of these photographs. Flach captures the
animal world in a way that I have never seen before; he offers a felt sense of connection between animal and human.