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In pictures: Wildlife up close

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image captionA new series of work by Swiss photographer Claudio Gotsch is on show at LUMAS in London.
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image captionThe fine art gallery is adding twenty newly discovered and emerging artists, including Gotsch, to their portfolio this spring.
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image captionGotsch photographs wildlife from a camouflage tent in the Engadin Valley in the Swiss Alps.
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image captionThe artist's portraiture is set against a deep black background to highlight the "bold and intimate side to each animal".
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image caption“The animals must come to me, not the other way around”, said Gotsch.
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image captionA passion for photography has followed Gotsch since his early childhood. “It is amazing what you discover when you open your eyes to the natural world”, said the artist.

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