- Aug 14, 2015
Considering that the average person doesn't come into contact with wild animals on a daily basis, these wild animal photography series show sides of these awe-inspiring creatures that are rarely seen.

Some of the most incredible portraits feature majestic lions, panthers and tigers the subjects of series, making it possible to safely stare into the faces of some of the world's most fearsome animals—an intimate experience many people wouldn't want to have any other way.

As dangerous as these animals may seem to be, there are also a number of series that remind humans are some of the worst predators to these creatures. Some series aim to raise awareness for some of the Earth's most endangered animals, while others show animals out of place in unnatural habits like zoos and urban environments.

From Moody Animal Portraits to Animal Kingdom Captures: