Internationally acclaimed wildlife photographer Marina Cano's work has a unique quality; the animals' camaraderie and vitality really shines. Their bonds are strikingly evident to the point of being moving. Cano, based in Cantabria, Spain, does the photo shoots in natural environments all over the world, often at national parks and on wildlife safaris. 

Photos that appear to have a black background are achieved by shooting against man-made shelters built for the animals' refuge in times of inclement weather

See more of this series here. Visit Cano's website500px site and Facebook page to see much more of her work.