Animal People

Frans Lanting gives a voice to the animal kingdom through his photography and celebrates the kinship of all life on Earth in his TED Talk “Animal People.”

California’s Año Nuevo Island

Frans Lanting goes to Año Nuevo Island, a marine wildlife hot spot along the California coast. Video by Chris Eckstrom

Elephant Hideout

Chris Eckstrom and Frans Lanting hide by a water hole in Namibia to capture ground-level imagery of elephants. But one bull sees them inside—and gets curious. Video by Chris Eckstrom

Working with Chimps

Frans Lanting joins primatologist Dr. Jill Pruetz as she tracks an unusual group of chimps in Senegal, the first ones seen to make and use weapons to obtain food. Video and Narration by Chris Eckstrom

Royal Courtship

Young royal albatrosses on Campbell Island, New Zealand, gather to practice their ecstatic courtship dance while Frans Lanting documents them. Video by Chris Eckstrom

Hyena on the Beach

On a remote beach along Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, Frans Lanting encounters one of the desert’s rarest and most elusive animals. Video by Chris Eckstrom