Suren Manvelyan, a photographer from Armenia, has developed a niche that has captured popular attention. He takes close-up shots of eyes, including human eyes and animal eyes. He has a new set of animal eye photos, mostly from fish and reptiles.
In an interview with GBTimes, Manvelyan describes how he acquires the cooperation of animal subjects:
The photographer got professional assistance when dealing with venomous snakes and other not so 'people friendly' representatives of the fauna. “The hyena, however, was such an exceptional sweetheart. I got licked from head to toes,” Manvelyan smiles.
The photographer shares some useful tips for those who would like to try their hand at animal photography. “First of all, an animal needs time to get used to you. All the animals have a strong instinct for protecting their territory. Anyone who crosses the line creates a tension. The animal needs time to realize you don't present a danger to it. So, be patient and respectful.”
-via Twisted Sifter