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Who am I?
I’m Natalie Manuel and Animus Photography is the name of my Multi Award Winning collection of animal photographs – a collection that is always and will always be a work in progress.
I am based in Australia and am a self taught photographer.

What does Animus mean?
I chose the name Animus Photography to represent my work. Animus/Anima refers to an idea by psychologist Carl Jung. The anima and animus are the male and female expressions of the true inner personality and self of an individual within the unconscious mind.

My photography focuses on the individuality of each animal, rather than the outer ’species’, and so the name arose from this idea.

Are these wild shots?
No, I am primarily a zoo photographer. Because I am interested in the individual animal and the expression of this individuality, the ‘location’ of the animal is secondary to me. My photography is not about making a statement about captivity or freedom, but about the importance of each animal within each species. In using zoo animals, I do ‘give back’ by using some of my works to raise money for local conservation groups.

Where can you find me?
I have a number of profiles on the web where you can keep track of my artwork. However my regularly updated website/blog is your best bet.

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  • Age: 37
  • Joined: April 2007


New Venture

Hi All, / I hope you can all join me on my new adventure into baby and child photography! / My brand new Facebook page / Cheers.
Posted about 4 years – 1 comments

Why I can't get to the zoo...

I’ve been a bit busy with this little baby, that’s why :) / This is Ewan, born 16th January 2011 :)
Posted over 5 years – 12 comments

Here's a photo I made, not took :)

Not much of an excuse yet why I haven’t uploaded anything new though!
Posted almost 6 years – 17 comments

Australian Professional Photography Awards - 3 Silvers

This year I entered my first APPAs and entered three prints for which I was lucky enough to win three silver awards! / The prints in question are: / Kiani - / Loved: / and The World Out There / Many thanks to Alicia from Savvy Studios for helping me out :)
Posted about 6 years – 20 comments
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