Nature As It Happens: African Wildlife: Vol. 1: Birds

Nature As It Happens: African Wildlife: Vol. 1: Birds


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In this stunning new series, the astonishing live action photographs of Johan J Botha reveal the fascinating environs of the wildlife of Africa. With each volume, a new facet of daily life in these beautiful, yet savage lands is revealed. Botha’s photographs encompass what Africa is all about. His dedication to depicting the amazing details of even the most common creature is remarkable. But the incredible shots he captures of predator and prey in the poignant struggle for survival are nothing short of breathtaking. This series illustrates the one truth that faces each animal he portrays, no matter how large or small. Life is never far from death on this fascinating continent.

Johan J. Botha has been photographing South African Wildlife since 1993 and has been widely recognized for his amazing action shots taken in some of the most remote environments of sub-Saharan Africa. He has won honors for his images of African animal behavior in the UK and US, and his photos have been on exhibit at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, and have graced the pages of many international publications, including Africa Geographic.Now, for the first time, he is compiling the best of his astonishing images in this beautiful series, Nature As It Happens - African Wildlife.

With this first volume, he takes you on a flight of fancy into the world of African birds. The images captured by Botha will amaze you as he stops time and lets you examine life and death in the African wilderness in incredible detail. With the turn of every page, Botha invites you to witness a world of wonder as seen through the lens of his camera. Discover the awkward grace, the majestic grandeur, and the simple beauty of feathered creatures in their natural habitat in this timeless treasury of nature photography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733812429
Publisher: Milkwood Publishing
Publication date: 05/01/2019
Series: Nature As It Happens African Wildlife , #1
Pages: 106
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

Johan J Botha has been a South African Wildlife photographer since 1993 and in 2019, at the time of this printing, was still active in this pursuit with the emphasis on action wildlife photography. His images have won the animal behaviour sections of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year (UK) and Natures Best (USA) . Natures Best image /video entries have also been displayed in the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington with more than 6.5 million visitors a year. The overall winner of the Getaway/Fujifilm Wildlife international competition in South Africa, this recogintion earned him the title of South African Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Botha holds honours from the Photographic Societies of various countries, including the USA, UK, Australia, Europe and South Africa. Recognised as an international photographic educator, Botha has judged competitions in Australia, the USA and Europe. Widely published in various magazines and books including Africa Geographic, he also has more than 3000 salon acceptances. Learn more at

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