From a pelican with its wings around its children, to a panda chomping on a bamboo stick to a cheetah gazing into the distance, the wild creatures look like they have struck a pose in a studio.
But all of the images were taken in the wild by Spanish photographer Pedro Jarque Krebs.
He spent hours on end photographing animals in nature reserves until they pulled the perfect face.
Pedro then manipulated the lighting and backgrounds to make it appear as if the animals had their very own studio shoot.
He said: ‘As you cannot always put a giraffe or an elephant in the studio, I decided to take the pictures of the animals in their environment, and work with them in postproduction to set them in a studio environment, obscuring the background.
‘The play of light and shadows will create the atmosphere necessary to approach the animals emotionally.’
Pedro takes hundreds of shots of each animal to get the perfect still, and while he never disturbs the animals, he says that on occasion he has come a bit too close for comfort.
‘I never interfere with the animal. Generally they do not know that they are being photographed, but sometimes they do not like it very much,’ he said.
‘Once a chimpanzee threw a stone at me and on another occasion a tiger threw itself against me, but fortunately there was a very thick glass separating us.
‘All the portraits are the fruits of patience, and in some cases of luck. The expressions they display are captured spontaneously.’