Tim Flach's intimate animal portraits reveal nature's human side

London-based photographer Tim Flach just released a new series of photos called "More Than Human," a gallery of animal portraits that are unlike anything we've seen before. Seven years in the making, these remarkably intimate photos capture the gestures and expressions of animals in a way that's eerily human — but at other times completely foreign. The result is a highly engaging gallery that's as poignant as it is beautiful.

Here's a small sampling of some of our favorites:

Tim Flach's intimate animal portraits reveal nature's human sideS

Tim Flach's intimate animal portraits reveal nature's human sideS

Tim Flach's intimate animal portraits reveal nature's human sideS

Tim Flach's intimate animal portraits reveal nature's human sideS

Tim Flach's intimate animal portraits reveal nature's human sideS

Tim Flach's intimate animal portraits reveal nature's human sideS

Tim Flach's intimate animal portraits reveal nature's human sideS

Tim Flach's intimate animal portraits reveal nature's human sideS

Tim Flach's intimate animal portraits reveal nature's human sideS

Tim Flach's intimate animal portraits reveal nature's human sideS

Tim Flach's intimate animal portraits reveal nature's human sideS

Tim Flach's intimate animal portraits reveal nature's human sideS

Tim Flach's intimate animal portraits reveal nature's human sideS

Tim Flach's intimate animal portraits reveal nature's human sideS

Flach's book is now available for purchase, and be sure to check out his website.

All images via Tim Flach. H/T MeFi.