This Is The Closest You’ll Get To Some Of The Most Amazing Creatures On The Planet

Photographer Yusuke Sakai sometimes likes to get up close and personal with his subjects. In this case, those subjects were some of the most majestic, and exotic animals on the planet. Not only did he get close to them, he did something a little unorthodox while he was there. For his ongoing photo series entitled Skin, Sakai just focused in on just a small section of the animal’s skin, fur, or feathers. Doing this he managed to capture the texture and feel of the animal while almost completely removing them from the photo. It’s a bit surreal actually. Just take a look.

1. White goat.

White goat

2. Asiatic black bear.

Asiatic black bear

3. Japanese deer.

Japanese deer

4. Zebra.


5. Black goat.

Black goat

6. African elephant.

African elephant

7. Hippopotamus.


8. Chinese pony.

Chinese pony

9. White bear.

White bear

10. African flamingo.

African flamingo

11. King penguin.

King penguin

12. White rhinoceros.

White rhinoceros

13. Bactrian camel.

Bactrian camel

14. Ruddy shelduck.

Ruddy shelduck

15. Emu.


16. Reticulated giraffe.

Reticulated giraffe

Breathtaking. Some of these subjects are almost more interesting as you get closer… Make sure to share these amazing photos with your friends and leave your comment below: