Photographer Gives Roadkill Proper Burial Ceremonies

Fox, from the series At Rest

Owl, from the series At Rest

Pheasant, from the series At Rest

Emma Kisiel‘s series of photographs At Rest is as intriguing as it is simple.  Kisiel happens upon animals that have died, typically roadkill, and sparsely decorates the site.  Simply by placing stones and flowers around the carcass, Kisiel draws attention and returns a certain dignity to each animal.  Typically these animals are only seen from inside a car as it momentarily passes.  Kisiel says of her interaction with the animals in the series:

“They are happened upon, visited with, remembered, and left to return to nature.”  [via]

Squirrel 2, from the series At RestCoyote, from the series At Rest Deer 2, from the series At Rest Raccoon, from the series At Rest Deer 1, from the series At Rest


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  • Imogen

    Thank You for giving these poor animals their dignity and letting them rest in peace it makes me cry how people just hit the animal and leave it. Thank you for assuring me there are still people who care about animals in the world. Bless your soul.