Empire State Building light show

by Ellie Seymour

For three hours last Saturday night, the Empire State Building was used a backdrop for a dramatic light show which saw the faces of 160 endangered animals, and Cecil the Lion, beamed onto its facade using 40 projectors. The spectacle was the result of a collaboration between the Oceanic Preservation Society and the filmmakers behind an upcoming Discovery Channel documentary, Racing Extinction, which highlights our role in protecting endangered species. Here are some more photos if you’d like to see.

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For the Racing Extinction documentary, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, award-winning director Louie Psihoyos joins forces with activists, scientists, nature photographers, and cutting-edge inventors to draw attention to the dangers we face and aims to uncover the even more disastrous consequences of human activity.

Here’s the trailer:

The film airs on the Discovery Channel on 2 December.

(Images via Bored Panda)

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