In this personal exploration of the tropics, master photographer, storyteller, and naturalist Frans Lanting presents the extraordinary nature of the world’s deepest jungles. This unique image collection, created over a period of 20 years, spans Africa, Central America, and the Amazon Basin to document the aesthetic splendor, precious diversity, and intricate ecosystems of these extraordinary spaces.
The book is arranged into four portfolios of jungle stories: “Water and Light” shows the interplay of these elements with plant and animal life, with a feature about life after dark in the jungles of Central America. “Color and Camouflage” explores the need to hide and the desire to be seen, and details a journey to a remote part of the Amazon Basin to document macaws. “Anarchy and Order” features impressions of growth and movement in the jungle, and follows a trek up a mountain in Borneo. And “Form and Evolution” is an ode to the wonders of natural selection, including fascinating encounters with primates in the forests of Madagascar and Africa.
From mesmerizing creatures padding softly between the trees to dawn-mist panoramas, from rainbow-colored feathers to acres of moist, verdant vegetation, Jungles is an ode to the beating heart of life on earth.
Frans Lanting has been hailed as one of the great photographers of our time. His influential work appears in books, magazines, and exhibitions around the world, and has been commissioned frequently by National Geographic, where he has served as a Photographer in Residence. His books have received awards and acclaim: “No photographer turns animals into art more completely than Frans Lanting,” writes The New Yorker. His previous books include Okavango: Africa’s Last Eden, LIFE: A Journey Through Time, Jungles, Penguin, Eye to Eye, Bonobo: The Forgotten Ape, Living Planet, Forgotten Edens, and Madagascar: A World Out of Time. Lanting has received numerous awards for his work as a photographer and conservationist, including top honors from World Press Photo, the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award, the title of BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and Sweden’s Lennart Nilsson Award. Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands inducted him as a Knight in the Royal Order of the Golden Ark, that country’s highest conservation honor.
Christine Eckstrom is a writer, editor, and videographer. She is the author of Forgotten Edens and a contributing author of more than 15 books published by the National Geographic Society. Her writing for National Geographic Traveler earned a Lowell Thomas Award for Best Magazine Article on Foreign Travel. The editor of Okavango: Africa’s Last Eden, LIFE: A Journey Through Time, Jungles, Penguin, and Eye to Eye, she has also filmed and produced stories for the National Geographic Channel. Her coverage of chimpanzees in West Africa was featured in the NOVA-National Geographic television special Ape Genius, which received a Peabody Award. Eckstrom and Lanting collaborate on fieldwork and publishing projects from their home base in Santa Cruz, California.
|Author||Frans Lanting, Christine Eckstrom|
|Dimensions||cm 19,6 x 24,5|