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Mammals comprise a huge variety of creatures in all shapes and sizes, living on both the land and in the sea. So far I have specialised in capturing land mammals through the lens, from the small and familiar domestic house cat to the largest land carnivore in the world, the mighty polar bear. A mammal is a creature that gives birth to live young, which are then suckled for a period of time before leaving the nest to fend for themselves. We are therefore, and by definition, mammals ourselves. Much work has also been undertaken with Primates, studying them both in captivity and in the wild, they are the closest living group of animals to humans on the taxonomic tree, with chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) being our closest living relative, sharing over 98.7% of its DNA. Documented below are a variety of mammals and Primates, including the endangered southern white rhinoceros and Sumatran tiger. Select photos in this gallery have also been used in Alex Wilkinson’s book ‘Our Closest Relative – The Chimpanzee’.Read More