Supremely creepy photo gallery of pandas in a Chinese zoo

Anthony Tao of beijingcream blog points us to this Guardian photo essay by photographer Ami Vitale.

He says the photography "reveals a darker, sinister side, a world of paraphilia, cages, and kinkplay in which China’s national symbol is transformed into an object of flesh that – willingly or unwillingly — engages in deviant sex and/or some sort of atavistic fetishism."

If this stuff gets you worked up, Tao also writes panda erotica.