Kit Steinkellner
August 02, 2015 10:17 am

Last night, the Empire State Building became a whole new kind of building as photos of endangered species were projected onto its sides. This one-of-a-kind light show was brought to us by the Discovery Channel to promote its new documentary Racing Extinction, which airs this December. The event, entitled “Projecting Change,” was designed to get the public talking about mass extinction.

One of the animals featured on the side of the Empire State Building last night was Cecil the Lion, whose senseless murder at the hands of poachers devastated the world this week. Cecil was joined by other big cats, birds, creatures of the sea, and many more endangered animals who face extinction unless we mobilize and do something about this impending tragedy.

We so wish we could have been there to witness this gorgeous and important work of art in person, but we’re grateful for everyone who took pictures of this dazzling display. Take a look at this A+ art below.

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