Hunting lion, Tanzania 2015About this photograph
The lion is undoubtedly Laurent Baheux?s animal of choice. A symbol of power, majesty and courage, the King alone innately represents the noble and worthy values that are portrayed in all of his creations. Here, the photographer chooses to share a decisive moment, the one in which the king is ready to spring, his eye threatening and mouth open. The animal?s charisma is reinforced by its raw beauty, supple posture and the intense use of contrast.Read more Read less
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Laurent Baheux was attracted to journalism and editing at first, rapidly discovering a passion for wildlife photography. He has always been fascinated by Africa. From 2002, during a visit to Tanzania, he began personal work on the wild fauna. From then on, he chose black and white, with its play of shadows, to immortalise rare and ephemeral natural scenes, constantly seeking to sublimate the animals, to capture the magnificence of their attitudes and the emotion of their gaze. His artistic career in black and white reached a turning point when he was nominated for the international Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2007 in the ?Creative Vision of Nature? category. Through a stylised aesthetic approach that stands out from traditional photography, Laurent Baheux magnifies the nature and wildlife he encounters, whether it be tigers, lions, giraffes, elephants, or migrating birds.