The Arctic wolf inches towards you. Like you, he is torn between fear and curiosity. His instinct leads him towards the scent of your leather boots. Your instinct is to reach out to this curious white canine. Suddenly, he snarls, and you’re face to face with a wild animal. For years, photographer Jim Brandenburg has observed lone wolves by moonlight, Arctic wolves leaping onto ice floes, and wolves hunting and foraging for food. Packs of gray wolves surround his house in Minnesota. Let him lead you on an intimate journey through their mysterious world, making a persuasive case for the protection of this threatened species, and showing how wolves and humans can live together.
About the Author
JIM BRANDENBURG is widely recognized as one of the world's premier wildlife photographers. His work with National Geographic has produced 19 magazine stories, several television features, and nearly 20 books, including four for children. His photographs have won numerous awards, including Magazine Photographer of the Year by the National Press Photographer's Association (twice) and Kodak Wildlife Photographer of the Year by the Natural History Museum-London and the BBC's Wildlife magazine. He was a Hasselblad Master, a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens, and one of Canon's Explorer of Light photographers. Brandenburg received the World Achievement Award from the United Nations Environmental Programme in Stockholm, Sweden, in recognition of his use of nature photography in raising public awareness for the environment. JUDY BRANDENBURG works closely with her husband as his photographic assistant and in the editing of his books, television documentaries, presentations, and photographic exhibits. Jim and Judy Brandenburg established the Brandenburg Prairie Foundation in 1999 to educate, promote, preserve, and expand native prairie in southwestern Minnesota.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I loved this book. It has amazing photographs of these intiguing animals. It help us understand how wolves live.
Face to Face with Wolves is a great research starter. The photography that was taken by the author is astounding and keep the reader interested in the topic. Brandenburg has had a facination with wolves since he was a kid and his research and historical knowledge gives this book some legitamacy while not having too much information for the reader to become overwhelmed. The maps are very helpful and the message is clear that we need to learn to cohabitate with wolves because they are a huge part of our eco-system.