These stunning black-and-white images were taken by French photographerLaurent Baheux who has been documenting the majestic wildlife of Africa, highlighting the animals’ beauty and strength for the past 13 years. In Baheux’s photos, these animals are not faceless beasts, but individuals with their own intelligence, experiences, and dignity. You can see them in a rare moment of peace and rest, or gazing directly into the camera. Both beautiful and inspiring, the images of these animals encourage viewers to not only appreciate their aesthetic appeal, but to also take action to preserve and protect wildlife around the world. There are more than 300 black-and-white images collected in Baheux’s new book “The Family Album of Wild Africa” where he celebrates the soul and individuality of the vast continent’s fauna, revealing all of their vulnerability while losing nothing of their raw vitality. Let’s take a close look to those creatures through Baheux’s eyes.