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A Tribute to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia and New ZealandArtist/Author: The Australian Herpetological Society, Chris Williams (Editor), Chelsea Maier (Editor)
A Tribute to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia and New Zealand showcases 125 of the best photography ever assembled of the countries’ most spectacular reptiles and frogs, from the Tuatara to the Cape York Graceful Tree Frog, and from the Amethystine Python to the Starred Gecko. Twenty-five of the best photographers specialising in herpetology each submitted five of their most awe-inspiring images, culminating in a unique and captivating publication.
The contributor accounts read like an adventurer’s diary, with tales of hardship, sacrifice, skill and plain old good luck that were needed in order to find and photograph these amazing beasts. Structured like a field guide, this beautiful book includes details of each species’ natural history and distribution. For each image, photographic technical specifications are highlighted, while the story behind the image takes you alongside the photographer for each shot.
Publication is timed to coincide with the World Congress of Herpetology taking place in Dunedin, New Zealand, on 5-10 January 2020.
Pacific JourneysArtist/Author: Hendrie, Peter
Pacific Journeys is a lavishly produced book of 330 color photographs of the island countries of Melanesia and Polynesia, from Papua New Guinea in the west to Easter Island in the east. Photographer Peter Hendrie made over 30 journeys over a period of sixteen years to capture the physical beauty and diverse cultures of these unique but isolated islands. The introduction by Brij V. Lal, renowned scholar and author on the Pacific Islands, eloquently reveals the fascinating history of this region.
Areas included are:
- Papua New Guinea
- Solomon Islands
- New Caledonia
- Fiji Islands
- New Zealand
- Kingdom of Tonga
- Cook Islands
- Tahiti and the Society Islands
- Marquesas Islands
- Easter Island.
The TreeArtist/Author: Richard Woldendorp AM
Trees are the biggest plants on earth, and its longest living species. In this spectacular volume, acclaimed landscape photographer Richard Woldendorp AM, explores Australian trees of all shapes and sizes. From abstract close-ups to aerials, Woldendorp’s images reveal the beauty and wonder of trees.
Richard Woldendorp AM was born in Utrecht, Holland, in 1927. He has lived in Australia since 1951. He was named Australian Photographer of the Year for his landscape photography and now specialises in photographing the Australian landscape from the air which has led to extensive travels throughout the country. His photographs have been exhibited in Australia and overseas. He was made a State Living Treasure for his contribution to the Arts
Into the Orchid House: In Search of BeautyArtist/Author: Breeden, Stanley, Kaisa Breeden and Bruce Gray
High on the hills of the Atherton Tablelands in far north Queensland stands a glasshouse built by orchid expert Bruce Gray. Whether from the cloud forests of South America, the Himalayan Mountains of India, the mangroves of the Philippines, the rocky outcrops of Madagascar or the dense rainforests of New Guinea, tropical species thrive here.
Award-winning photographers Stanley and Kaisa Breeden capture the plants in rich, detailed images. Specialising in macro photography using natural light, the Breedens produce masterful floral portraits, exquisite in detail and colour. Step into the orchid house to discover this extraordinary and diverse world.
Reflections Australia WideArtist/Author: Duncan, Ken
Multi award-winning photographer Ken Duncan, is one of Australia’s most gifted and prolific landscape photographers.
This premium quality, hard cover book features a selection of classic panoramic landscape images by Ken Duncan from all over Australia. Accompanying each image is a carefully selected, thought-provoking inspirational quote. Ken Duncan has designed this book as a potential antidote to the stress and pressure of living in our modern world. Ken believes there has never been a more important time for a book like this. Printed on premium stock, with varnish on all images; paper laminated case and dust jacket.
Galápagos: Life in MotionArtist/Author: Weisberg, Michael (Author) Walter Perez (Illustrator)
The Galápagos Islands are home to an amazing variety of iconic creatures, from Giant Tortoises, Galápagos Sea Lions, Galápagos Penguins, and Ghost Crabs to Darwin’s finches, the Blue-footed Booby, and Hummingbird Moths. But how precisely do these animals manage to survive on—and in the waters around—their desert-like volcanic islands, where fresh water is always scarce, food is often hard to come by, and finding a good mate is a challenge because animal populations are so small? In this stunning large-format book, Galápagos experts Walter Perez and Michael Weisberg present an unprecedented photographic account of the remarkable survival behaviors of these beautiful and unique animals. With more than 200 detailed, close-up photographs, the book captures Galápagos animals in action as they feed, play, fight, court, mate, build nests, give birth, raise their young, and cooperate and clash with other species.
Watch male Marine Iguanas fight over territory and females; see frigatebirds steal food and nesting materials from other birds; witness the courtship dance of a pair of Blue-footed Boobies; go underwater to glimpse a Galápagos Sea Lion pup playing with its mother; and observe a baby Pacific Green Turtle enter the water for the first time. These and dozens of other unforgettable scenes are all vividly captured here—including many moments that even experienced Galápagos observers may never be lucky enough to see in person.Complete with a brief text that provides essential context, this book will be cherished by Galápagos visitors and anyone else who wants to see incredible animals on the move.
Finches of AustraliaArtist/Author: Roberts, Col
Col Roberts is regarded as one of the world’s leading landscape, fishing and bird photographers. He has limited the amount of text in this beautiful coffee table book, preferring to write his own field observations. This is the most comprehensive collection of Australian finch photos ever recorded. Col has captured interesting behavioural images which take many forms including birds in flight, courting, mating, nesting and feeding. With more than 400 photographs it covers every species and sub-species.
The task of travelling around Australia seeking out the various species has at times been arduous and often involved sitting in a hide in stifling and oppressive conditions to capture never-before-seen images of finches and their behaviour. It is estimated that this involved over 2500 hours of field study. The result is a testament to his skill and love of bird photography.
Living ShellsArtist/Author: Rawlings, Charles E.
This award winning book presents the rarest, most exquisite living shells of the world, many of which have never been photographed before. Experience these unique creatures up close, in all of their splendour, within their native habitats, deep within the ocean’s soul. Living Shells marries the potent beauty of underwater photography with the science of these opulent beings of the sea. With each vivacious portrait of these exotic species, you will realize the mystery of the world’s waterways and discover the bizarre yet wonderful life forms that remain hidden from our human world. What other beings have yet to be seen by the human eye? Underwater explorer Charles Rawlings continues his quest for these answers.
Earth is my witness: the photography of Art Wolfe.Artist/Author: Wolfe, Art.
The most extensive collection of Art Wolfe photography ever compiled. This lavishly produced work spans the globe, bringing the beauty of the planet’s fast-disappearing landscapes, wildlife, and cultures into stunning focus. Containing unpublished work from throughout Wolfe’s well-documented and widely celebrated career,this book offers a riveting and comprehensive look at the world’s ecosystems and geographical regions. Here, Wolfe presents an encyclopedic selection of his photography along with intimate stories that exemplify his boundless curiosity. From rich sights and smells of the Pushkar Camel Fair to the exact moment when a polar bear and her cubs leave their Arctic den, these images represents what Wolfe has lived for: moments when circumstance, light, and subject miraculously collide to form an iconic image. Together, these photographs and the stories behind them explore the delicate interconnectivity of life across our planet. Setting the stage for this fascinating journey is award-winning author Wade Davis. Together, they present a world that borders on the fantastic but is all the more precious for its fragility.
Art in NatureArtist/Author: Rennie, David.
Winner of the 2013 Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year competition, David Rennie’s love affair with photography only began at the age of 47. In this magnificent book, David has included a selection of strikingly memorable images many of which are taken at the Mandurah Wetlands, south of Perth. Encompassing over 26,000 hectares, these wetlands are home to over 140 species of bird, with many migrating every year from as far away as Russia. The result is a book that will captivate not just bird lovers but all who appreciate the art we find in nature.