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Penguin is a celebration of the nature and beauty of penguins as expressed through the exquisite images and unique personal stories of master photographer and naturalist Frans Lanting. In a remarkable portfolio of photographs made during three expeditions to the icy kingdoms of penguins, he reveals both the amazing natural history and the irresistible appeal of the most human of birds.

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Penguin is a celebration of the nature and beauty of penguins as expressed through the exquisite images and unique personal stories of master photographer and naturalist Frans Lanting. In a remarkable portfolio of photographs made during three expeditions to the icy kingdoms of penguins, he reveals both the amazing natural history and the irresistible appeal of the most human of birds.

Frans Lanting has been hailed as one of the great nature photographers of our time. His influential work has appeared in books, magazines, and exhibitions around the world. His books include Eye to Eye: Intimate Encounters With the Animal World, Bonobo, The Forgotten Ape, Animal Athletes, Okavango: Africa's Last Eden, Peace on Earth, Forgotten Edens and Madagascar, A World Out of Time.
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This is the latest book from highly acclaimed nature photographer Lanting (Okavango: Africa's Last Eden), whose work has appeared in National Geographic, Audubon, and other magazines. Lanting traveled to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctica to capture the approximately 100 remarkable color photographs of nine penguin species that appear in this volume. Penguins are portrayed as they go about their everyday lives, both close up and against backgrounds of vast, breathtaking natural scenery. There is very little text; Lanting lets his pictures tell their own stories. An image index at the back of the book briefly describes each scene. Readers who want more penguin facts and natural history information, accompanied by similarly outstanding photographs, should consider Wayne Lynch's Penguins of the World (LJ 11/15/97). Lanting's Penguin is especially recommended for photography collections.--William H. Wiese, Iowa State Univ. Lib., Ames Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780760780374
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 2/24/2006
  • Pages: 168

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Lanting is one of the world's leading nature photographers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2001

    Penguin Seal of Approval

    An awesome picture book- definatly a must have for any penguin collection!

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    Posted October 24, 2009

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