All Creatures Great and Small

THAILAND-10033

Thailand

BURMA-10129

Burma/Myanmar

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all
-Cecil Frances, 1848

THAILAND-10034

Thailand

Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant;
the only harmless great thing.
– John Donne
00131_04; Tibet; 2000; TIBET-10976

Tibet

 

INDIA-10762

India


INDIA-10674NF

India

 

BANGLADESH-10008

Bangladesh

Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures;
none show more passionate tenderness to their
young when deprived of them; and, in short,
I am not ashamed to profess a deep
love for these quiet creatures.
-Thomas de Quincey

INDIA-10211

India

Do not free the camel of the burden of his hump;
you may be freeing him from being a camel.
-Gilbert K. Chesterton

INDIA-10580

Rajasthan, India

Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride,
Friendship without envy,
Or beauty without vanity?
Here, where grace is served with muscle
And strength by gentleness confined
He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity.
There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent.
There is nothing so quick, nothing more patient.
~Ronald Duncan, The Horse

PARAGUAY-10012NF

Paraguay

 

GERMANY-10007

Konigslutter, Germany

Until one has loved an animal,
a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.

- Anatole France

TIBET-10105

Tibet

 

AFGHN-10153

Band-e-Amir, Afghanistan

 A horse is worth more than riches.
- Spanish Proverb

YEMEN-10052NF

Yemen

Without a shepherd, sheep are not a flock.
-Russian Proverb

AFGHN-12787

Bamiyan Province, Afghanistan

All goats are mischievous thieves, gate-crashers,
and trespassers. Also they possess individual
character, intelligence, and capacity for affection
which can only be matched by the dog.
David Mackenzie, Farmer in the Western Isles

INDIA-11486

Tibet

 

INDIA-10327

West Bengal, India

 

YUGOSLAVIA-10029

Bosnia

 

INDIA-10624

India

THAILAND-10027NF

Thailand

 

BURMA-10213NF

Burma/Myanmar

As an inspiration to the author,
I do not think the cat can be over-estimated.
He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism.
I do not wonder that many writers love cats;
I am only surprised that all do not.
– Carl Van Vechten
HONDURAS-10029

Honduras


PERU-10012

Peru

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.
- James Herriot

ITALY-10012

Italy

A cat is a lion in a jungle of small bushes.
- Indian Proverb

BURMA-10190

Yangon, Burma/Myanmar

 

CAMBODIA-10096

Cambodia

 

INDIA-10827

India

 

INDIA-10412

India

 

RUSSIA-10004NF

Moscow, Russia

 

COLOMBIA-10008

Colombia

 

AFGHN-12385NF5

Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan

 

UZBEKISTAN-10005NF

Russia

 

BURMA-10105

Burma/Myanmar

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be
judged by the way its animals are treated.
– Mahatma Gandhi

Please see the Behind the Scenes video about the Rome Exhibition:

http://www.phaidon.com/agenda/photography/video/2012/february/07/behind-the-scenes-with-steve-mccurry/


51 Responses to “All Creatures Great and Small”

  1. Loved your photos. Awesome.

  2. Awesome work, Steve!
    Great themes
    Thanks!

  3. I’m crying

  4. Your photos are always inspiring.

  5. Deepak Thimmoji Says:

    You Are master, Inspiring,i feel like taking camera and going out to make pictures
    Thanks steve

  6. You are The Master.

  7. Every time you post I am astounded at what I see.

  8. thank you Steve, your work is so inspiring!!!!!

    Muchas gracias.

  9. Incredible series of photos. Each one is so much more than just a picture. They are alive, they speak and they invoke emotion. You are a true artist with the lens.

  10. hyun ah kwon Says:

    as always 언제나 처럼
    lovely 사랑스런 pictures 사진들!!
    thanks~~ 감사합니다~~

  11. Breathtaking Photograph’s ,Feel like seeing again and agian

  12. I´m so happy looking at your pictures… thanks master.

  13. Reblogged this on nik* and commented:
    STEVE MCCURRY’SSTEVE MCCURRY

  14. Dear Sir/Madam,

    Your Pictures are so perfect and I like them!!!
    wish you more and more success!!

  15. I want to touch them all! I want to feel them!

  16. as usual… Amazing, Wish I be atleast a little like you some day!

  17. Kathleen Says:

    Your images are always touching and inspiring. Especially love your cat photos this time around and the young boy with his monkey, as well. Wonderful collection of work.

  18. Marietta Yandoc Says:

    If animals had souls, you have captured them too. If the poet Rilke took pictures he might by chance have taken one that came close to a Mccurry.

  19. Your pictures just make me smile! Beautiful!

  20. Caro Sr Steve.
    Olhando atentamente cada uma das fotos de seu novo post me faltaram palavras para descrever o sentimento que aflorou , entao, fui buscar nas palavras do grande mestre Cartier Bresson algo que ajuda-se a traduzir meu pensamento …
    vejo o senhor como um ser Humano
    “”Decidido a capturar a vida – e preservá-la no ato de viver.
    Uma das coisas mais fascinantes nas suas fotos é a maneira como nos permitem traçar a semelhança entre os homens.
    não sublimam nem o suave nem o grotesco, elas refletem a personalidade.como se fossem um pressentimento da maneira em que a própria vida se desenrola.”(H.C.B)
    abraços do Brazil
    Milton Ostetto

  21. Anonymous Says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  22. RedCat430 Says:

    I loved the photos! Particularly the cats images!

  23. sachin chawan Says:

    Nice photography… i m loveing it

  24. Linda Williamson Says:

    What McCurry gets that others don’t is the emotion of the moment.

  25. Another treasure of beauty and sensitivity has been shared with the world.
    Thank you so much Steve . You and your art are a gift and you share it.!!!!

  26. greeat photo

  27. Beautiful images! Each one tells a story.

  28. Thanks for opening another treasure box :).

  29. Beautiful images, Steve! You have a wonderful way of taking the viewer into the scene. Thank you!

  30. Love this theme. Very cool photos!
    Kind regards, Corina

  31. Pięknie widzisz świat !

  32. awesme

  33. Wow. These photos are breathtaking. You are certainly a role model and an inspiration to photographers!

  34. Without words. Captures wonderful and unique. A great feeling in each photo!

  35. Sandra Leandro Says:

    Sou fã desse fotógrafo!
    Cada vez que vejo seus trabalhos, mais me
    apaixono pela fotografia!

  36. So beautiful! You are truly a master among photographers.

  37. Great theme and lovely photographs of those ‘everyday animals’! I love the cats pictures, though, as I love cats very much.

  38. awesome as always!

  39. the more I look at your pics the more I love them . thanks for feeding my soul.

  40. Anonymous Says:

    Wooow!
    These pics are fantastic!

  41. Ciao, great, just great! ciao Lynne

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 27,332 other followers

%d bloggers like this: