18.12.2012 in23:02 in Nature, animals -->
A British photographer’s adorable images of puppies, ducklings and even kittens in hammocks will brighten up any rainy day.
Master of cuteness Mark Taylor’s images are in demand all over the world for the purr-fect way they capture a softer side to our best-loved animals.
His photographs are a legacy from his late mother Jane Burton who pioneered the style so familiar on calendars in offices and maths teacher classrooms everywhere.
Keeping it in the family Mr Taylor’s daughter Siena, 10, is also on hand to pose up with the animals in the pictures.
Mr Taylor, who uses a Cannon 1DS Mark III camera, said that he felt his photographs were so popular because they tap into an desire in us all to relate to animals.
He said: ‘I think the fascinating aspect of this type of photography is that it taps into something in us all that sees ourselves and human emotions in our pets and other animals.’