Is that a macaw or a runway model? Mario Testino turns his camera to wildlife in new photo exhibition

Mario Testino: Gone Wild
Ara chloropterus, Brazil, 2022 (Image credit: © Mario Testino)

Mario Testino is a photographer best known for his fashion photographs, regarded as one of the best in the genre. Of late, Testino has turned his attention to a different subject: photographing a series of wildlife images that will be exhibited at Hamiltons Gallery in London, England. 

Mario Testino: Gone Wild is the name of the forthcoming exhibition featuring a stunning array of animals, from lions in Kenya to rare birds in Brazil. Not your typical wildlife photographs, though; Testino's images push the boundaries of the genre, photographing the animals as though a cross between a fashion editorial and a painting. 

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 

Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.