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Roadkill Memorial Photography

These Touching Photos Serve as Memorials for Deceased Animals

— July 13, 2013 — Art & Design
These extremely touching photos by photographer Emma Kisiel act as memorials for deceased animals. Kisiel has surrounded these fallen critters with circles made up of beautiful flowers to honor them.

This series is appropriately titled 'At Rest' and focuses on roadkill found along American highways. Kisiel never actually moves or touches these deceased critters, so some of them actually look very peaceful, while others look quite disturbing. Among the fallen animals in this series we find an owl, a fox, a young wolf cub and a couple of squirrels (among other things).

These moving photographs will likely encourage drivers to be more watchful so that they don't add to the deceased highway critters in America. Kisiel honors these animals in a beautiful way.
Trend Themes
1. Roadkill Awareness - This trend highlights the need for increased awareness and caution while driving to reduce roadkill incidents.
2. Memorial Art - The trend of using art as a medium to remember and honor deceased animals is gaining popularity.
3. Wildlife Conservation - These photos draw attention to the importance of wildlife conservation and the need to protect animals from road accidents.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive - The automotive industry can explore innovative technologies to reduce roadkill incidents and improve highway safety.
2. Art and Photography - The art and photography industries have an opportunity to create memorial pieces or campaigns that raise awareness about roadkill.
3. Animal Welfare and Conservation - This trend offers an opportunity for organizations in the animal welfare and conservation industries to collaborate with photographers and raise awareness about the impact of road accidents on wildlife.
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