'Menagerie': Sharon Montrose's Evocative Portraits of Animals

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I've been a longtime admirer of photographer Sharon Montrose's stunning animal portraits, so I'm thrilled for the release of Menagerie -- a stunning collection of her most evocative images that will make you see even the most familiar animals with new, awe-filled eyes.

From lambs to baby porcupines to giraffes, these tender, minimalist portraits exude a certain nakedness that makes the creatures in them appear at once more vulnerable and more relatable.

These beauties are also available as prints.

Menagerie is part Andrew Zuckerman's Creature, part Tamara Staples' The Fairest Fowl, part something all its own, and entirely delightful.

Images: Sharon Montrose. Via Swiss Miss.

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