London-based photographer Tim Flach just released a new series of photos called "More Than Human," a gallery of animal portraits that are unlike anything we've seen before. Seven years in the making, these remarkably intimate photos capture the gestures and expressions of animals in a way that's eerily human — but at other times completely foreign. The result is a highly engaging gallery that's as poignant as it is beautiful.

Here's a small sampling of some of our favorites:

Flach's book is now available for purchase, and be sure to check out his website.

All images via Tim Flach. H/T MeFi.