We’re having a wild time around here these days, which is perhaps why we’re currently so drawn to our brethren from other species. Our featured artists this week both embrace their animal instincts by spotlighting some amazing non-human subjects. Johan Swanepoel‘s mesmerizing portraits bring humanity to the animal world, while lynea‘s engravings add a mystical, mythical sense to the realm.
Check out a sample of both artists’ work below, along with notes on why we chose them from Shutterstock Curator Liz Lapp, then click through to view their full portfolios and start Following them yourself.

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Johan Swanepoel

“Johan’s gallery is filled with so much dynamic imagery, there’s something there to add a powerful statement to any project. The standouts are definitely his black-and-white images of wildlife. He captures absolutely beautiful portraits of his wild subjects, creating a special moment in each frame.”

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lynea

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“I’m fascinated by lynea’s vintage engravings. Featuring subjects from the sciences to animal husbandry, they’d be perfect for adorning an invitation to a summer soiree or a set of stylish ‘Thank You’ notes. In fact, one of our designers is working on a tutorial about doing just that, so stay tuned!”

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What do you think of this week’s picks? Are there other artists you’d like to see featured here? Tell us who you’re Following in the comments, and we could include them in a future installment!