Wild Planet

Celebrating Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Foreword by Chris Packham

Wild Planet is a unique collection of arresting images from past years of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – the international showcase for the very best photography featuring natural subjects.

ISBN:
978 0 565 09250 4
Format:
Paperback
Price:
£14.99
Published:
March 2010
Size:
240 x 240 mm
Extent:
144 pp
Illustrations:
80 colour photographs
Publisher:
Natural History Museum

Details

This beautiful book includes 80 specially selected photographs from Wildlife Photographer of the Year, with extended captions that explain where and how each image was taken. The images include previous winning entries and other highly commended photographs and they feature a wide range of natural subjects – from vivid scenes of animal behaviour to breathtaking landscapes – that show just how wonderful, dramatic and awe-inspiring wildlife on Earth is. 

Chris Packham has written the foreword to the book. Chris is a wildlife expert, TV presenter and past judge of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

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Reviews

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"The book Wild Planet and its accompanying exhibition tour are a visual treat…the images in Wild Planet were specifically selected to showcase the diversity and beauty of the natural world, from a dry, desolate volcanic landscape to creatures living in lush rainforests or beneath the waves. Every image has an extended caption by the photographer that provides an insight into how and where the image was captured, as well as the equipment used. We’d highly recommend you purchase the book, but we’d also urge you to fix a date in your diary to visit the Wild Planet exhibition tour."

Digital SLR Photography Magazine

"A collection of arresting images"

Waterstones Books Quarterly

"...charming book of photographs...images include wildlife from all five continents as well as landscapes of breathtaking beauty."

Daily Express

"You would expect a book such as this to be a stunning collection of images, and Wild Planet doesn't disappoint."

BBC Wildlife Magazine

"A beautiful, beautiful book."

The Bookseller

"Snaps that make a splash"

The Mail on Sunday

"As you would expect from a competition that has been at the forefront of groundbreaking wildlife imagery, the images offer a stunning and compelling look at the raw beauty of our planet."

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About the exhibition

The book ties in with a major new touring exhibition of the same name which, like the book, will showcase these images. This outdoor exhibition will tour major cities in the UK, and is currently on Brighton seafront. 

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is the international showcase for the very best photography featuring natural subjects. Now in its 47th year, the most innovative and imaginative photographic images are judged and selected by a panel of experts. The chosen images form an exhibition at the Natural History Museum and elsewhere in the UK every year from the end of October. The competition is owned by two UK institutions that pride themselves on revealing and championing the diversity of life on Earth: the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine.

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