Sure there are countless GIF’s floating around the interwebs with many of them contain cats, cats and even more cats leaping around on a never-ending loop. But what about all the other creatures in the animal kingdom? Where’s their piece of pixelated perfection?
Well Dutch visual artist Marinus provides hope to them all with his fantastic blog dedicated to nature, animals & the world around us. Using footage from various animal documentaries and carefully stitching them together, he’s created a series of superb animated animal GIF’s designed to make you sit back in wonder.
There’s something uniquely different about watching an animated these animated animal GIFs vs traditional video footage. There’s something a little more innocent and genuine in these silent moving images, as opposed to having them clouded with evocative commentary or logos splashed all over them.
When ask about his blog and this series, Marinus did point out the downsides:
“I have to say that watching those documentaries has become a bit less enjoyable for me because I’m always looking for moments that would make a nice GIF.”
Sure enough, the photographer, producer and director have to take the majority of the credit for these visuals, but in transforming them into these GIF’s, Marinus has given these animals a renew lease on life, presenting them in an entirely different context.
It’s enough to make all those internet kitties green with envy.