Photos of elderly animals

While we normally think of baby animals as being the principal cuton emitters of the animal kingdom, photographer Isa Leshko's "Elderly Animals" series reveals the beauty revealed by animals at the end of their lives: "I began the series as a means of exploring my feelings about my mother's decline due to Alzheimer's Disease. As I've worked on this project, though, I've come to realize that these images are a testament to survival and endurance. And they raise questions about what it means to be elderly."

Isa Leshko: Elderly Animals (10 photos)

(via Kottke)