Eye contact: Mesmerizing images of elderly animals
Fine-art photographer Isa Leshko captures images of older animals to explore her own feelings about aging and mortality.
In her book "Allowed to Grow Old," photographer Isa Leshko examines issues of aging and mortality that are common to all living creatures.
Petey, an Appaloosa horse photographed at age 34, stares down Isa Leshko's camera lens with friendly curiosity.
Blue, an Australian Kelpie rescue dog, was a companion for 21 years.
Abe, a 21-year-old Alpine goat, was surrendered to a sanctuary after his guardian entered an assisted living facility.
This broad-breasted white turkey named Ash was photographed at age 8.
Handsome One, a 33-year-old thoroughbred horse, got surrendered to a sanctuary when he retired from racing.
This 8-year-old broad-breasted white turkey was a factory farm survivor.
Born with her rear legs partially paralyzed, this potbellied pig named Violet was surrendered to a sanctuary because her guardian could not properly care for her special needs. Isa Leshko photographed Violet when the pig was 12 years old.
Phyllis, a 13-year-old Southdown sheep, was farmed for wool for the first eight years of her life before being surrendered to a sanctuary.
Sierra, a 3-year-old White Holland turkey, was rescued from a commercial hatchery that supplies turkeys to factory farms.
Red, a 14-year-old mixed breed rescue dog, is pictured in foster hospice care.
Blue, an Embden goose, was photographed at age 28.
This rooster was a factory farm survivor.
Teresa, a Yorkshire pig photographed at age 13, was rescued en route to the slaughterhouse.