The Masters of Nature Photography

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Ten breathtaking portfolios from ten of the world’s greatest photographers of nature.

ISBN:
978 0 565 09315 0
Format:
Hardback
Price:
£30.00
Published:
September 2013
Size:
254 x 286 mm
Extent:
224 pp
Illustrations:
Colour photographs
Publisher:
Natural History Museum

Details

From the penetrating gaze of an elusive lone wolf to the split second before a grizzly bear shuts his jaws on a sockeye salmon, this arresting collection presents the very best of nature photography.

The influential artists featured display many different ways of seeing the natural world, from the evocative artistry of Jim Brandenburg and Vincent Munier to the pioneering underwater photography of David Doubilet and Paul Nicklen.

Marvel at Pål Hermansen’s magical use of light and dark, the groundbreaking viewpoints of Frans Lanting, Anup Shah’s intimate portraits, the powerful visual statements of Michael Nichols, Thomas D Mangelsen’s vast, wild landscapes and Christian Ziegler’s gems of wild behaviour.

Each portfolio profiles the photographer – his approach, influences and aims – and displays ten iconic images that reflect the range of his work. The accompanying captions focus on why the images are special for the photographer as well as telling the stories behind their creation.

Revealing the inspiration behind some of the world’s most important nature photographs, this beautiful book will captivate art enthusiasts, photographers and all those with a passion for nature.

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"Nature at its most magical, by wizards of photography "

The Times

"What do you get when you bring together ten of the world's greatest wildlife and nature photographers in one beautifully presented hardback book? The Masters of Nature Photography is a stunning full-colour collection of some of the best wildlife photography of the modern generation...there's sure to be something within to make you marvel at the wonder of Mother Nature."

Digital SLR Photography

"...this jaw-dropping collection showcases startlingly different techniques and obsessions."

The Independent

"These talented photographers have shot all over the world, from Antarctica to Burundi and captured surreal, stunning and unique images of wildlife...a memorable look at the natural world."

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The photographers

Each artist featured in the book has been a winner in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – an international showcase for the very best photography featuring natural subjects. 

The photographers featured are:

  • Jim Brandenburg
  • Vincent Munier
  • David Doubilet 
  • Paul Nicklen
  • Pål Hermansen
  • Frans Lanting
  • Anup Shah
  • Michael Nichols
  • Thomas D Mangelsen
  • Christian Ziegler