The animals were beautiful by Carla Borel is a series of haunting and ethereal portraits of strangers travelling on the London Underground. All shot on an iPhone, the series depicts the people, reflections, textures, poetry and abstractions of subterranean London life. The title is in reference to a quote by Bruce Davidson about his own Subway series and shooting in New York on his doorstep - he "didn’t need to go to the Serengeti plains, the animals were right here and they were beautiful”. Numbers 2 and 134 from the series were shortlisted in the Mobile One Shot category at Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2016. Number 105 is a finalist at the San Francisco Street Photography Awards, and will also be included in the Summer exhibition at the Royal Academy, London.