My nocturnal portraits of animals explore ideas of animal autonomy, trespass, and artistic collaboration at the pixellated interface of wilderness and camera lens. Animals regard us in the darkness, and we are unaware. We cannot see them without mechanical aid and the animals’ permission. What we see later in the portraits -- the tapeta lucida, source of their superior night vision, reflecting as blank white discs-- is unsettling, seems somehow impersonal. In returning our gaze they appear to see through us. The night belongs to them.