Steve McCurry has been one of the most respected names in contemporary photography for more than forty years.

Animals discovers a different side to the photographer who skilfully explores their complex relationship with humans and the environment.

Tenderness abounds, particularly in scenes of street dogs sleeping contentedly next to a human. But there’s also a kind of essential solitude, with animals belonging to no one and simply wandering through life with only their survival instincts to guide them.

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Camels caught in the crossfire during the first Gulf War; a shepherd from northern Pakistan tenderly feeding his goats; Beverly Hills designer dogs; race horses on a Hong Kong rooftop; elephants in Thailand, and more from McCurry’s vast archives.

You can see his appreciation for each creature’s beauty in every image.

You can purchase Steve McCurry’s ‘Animals’ here

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