Intricately Cut Paper Portraits of Endangered Animals Around the World

Philippines-based creative Patrick Cabral is a man of many talents. At age 11, he discovered a love for calligraphy, but as he got older he was drawn to a career in the digital world as a web programmer and animator.

Now, he’s combining the structure inherent in digital design with the type of flourishes you’d find in calligraphy. His gorgeous work features portraits of animals adorned with exquisite lace motifs stacked in layers of three-dimensional beauty.

Cabral’s stunning relief series includes creatures from around the world. Though they differ in species, they all share the same distressing characteristic: each of these animals are endangered.

It is fitting, then, that his portraits are so delicate. And it’s up to us to save their dwindling populations before it’s too late. 

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