Wild Encounters: Iconic Photographs of the World's Vanishing Animals and Cultures

Wild Encounters: Iconic Photographs of the World's Vanishing Animals and Cultures

by David Yarrow


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From big cats to elephants and indigenous communities, Wild Encounters is a must-have for nature lovers, conservationists, and anyone who is inspired by all that remains wild. David Yarrow travels from pole to pole and continent to continent to visit frozen Arctic tundras, vast African deserts, primordial rain forests, and remote villages, inviting us to truly connect with subjects we mistakenly think we have seen before. Yarrow takes the familiar—lions, elephants, tigers, polar bears—and makes it new again by creating iconic images that deliberately connect with us at a highly emotional level.  For more than two decades, this legendary wildlife photographer has been putting himself in harm's way to capture the most unbelievable close-up animal photography, amassing an incomparable photographic portfolio, spanning six continents. Driven by a passion for sharing and preserving Earth's last great wild cultures and species, Yarrow is as much a conservationist as a photographer and artist. His work has transcended wildlife photography and is now collected and shown as fine art in some of the most famed galleries around the world. Featuring 160 of his most breathtaking photographs, Wild Encounters offers a truly intimate view of some of the world's most compelling—and threatened—species and captures the splendor and very soul of what remains wild and free in our world through portraits that feel close enough to touch.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780847858323
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 718,682
Product dimensions: 11.80(w) x 13.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

David Yarrow was born in Scotland and is now based in London. He was named Young Scottish Photographer of the Year at the age of 20, and since turning his lens on the natural world, David has built an unrivaled reputation for capturing the beauty of the planet's remote landscapes and endangered animals. He is now Europe's best-selling wildlife photographer and is represented by a selection of the world's leading galleries while also being appointed as an ambassador for Nikon UK.  Tusk, whose Royal Patron is HRH The Duke of Cambridge, will receive proceeds from the sale of the book to support its vital conservation projects in Africa. Tusk is a dynamic and pioneering organization with 25 years of experience initiating and funding conservation, community development and environmental education programs across Africa. Since its formation in 1990, Tusk has invested more than $40 million into a wide range of projects across the continent.

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