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Aug 2, 2015

Photos of Endangered Animals projected on Empire State Building

Photos of Endangered Animals projected on Empire State Building

The NYC landmark Empire State Building, known for its stunning light displays, shined brightly with digital light projections of the world’s endangered species Saturday evening. The show was billed as a first-of-its-kind live video projection and aimed to raise awareness about animals at risk of being lost forever. The display, a project conceived by “The Cove” filmmaker Louie Psihoyos, showed a looping reel of endangered animals over a 33-floor span of the southern face of the Empire State Building. In all, 160 species were shown, including a snow leopard, golden lion tamarin, birds, snakes, manta rays, and various mammals and sea creatures.

Photos of Endangered Animals projected on Empire State Building
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An image of an animal is projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS

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American photographer and documentary film director Louie Psihoyos speaks to the media before images are projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS

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An image of an animal is projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS

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An image of an animal is projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS

Photos of Endangered Animals projected on Empire State Building
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An image of the earth is projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS

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People watch as an image of an animal as it is projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS

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An image of an animal is projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS

Photos of Endangered Animals projected on Empire State Building
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An image of an animal is projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS

Photos of Endangered Animals projected on Empire State Building
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People watch from a roof as images are projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS

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An image of Cecil the lion is projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS

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People watch as an image of an animal is projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS

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People watch as an image is projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS

Photos of Endangered Animals projected on Empire State Building
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People watch as images are projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS

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A dog passes by as people watch images being projected onto the Empire State Building, as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS

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Images are projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS

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An image of an animal is projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS

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An image of an animal is projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS

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