The Guardian recently published a series of photos by Ami Vitale, who was given exclusive access to the Wolong National Nature Reserve in Chengdu to photograph the giant panda, a creature that you and I and the general public knows as comely and cute. Vitale, however, reveals a darker, sinister side, a world of paraphilia, cages, and kinkplay in which China’s national symbol is transformed into an object of flesh that – willingly or unwillingly — engages in deviant sex and/or some sort of atavistic fetishism. Prepare to never look at pandas the same way — or the bipeds who love them.
(And you wonder why I wrote panda erotic fiction.)
Inside the giant panda research centre – in pictures (The Guardian)