The IUCN Red List detailing more that 12,000 threatened animal species, spurred Erik Hijweege to embark on his Endangered series. For this series the inspired artist employed an historic photographic technique invented in 1851 to photograph threatened species deep-frozen in ice. Using the wet plate collodion process, Hijweege has made unique glass prints of animals whose beauty fires the imagination but are threatened in their survival, like the Sumatran tiger, hawksbill turtle, polar bear, black rhinoceros and whale shark.

Endangered is available for € 38,-.

You can order the Endangered book by mailing Erik Hijweege