Breathtaking photos and personal reflections from twelve of the world’s most influential nature photographers. A beautifully printed and curated book for any nature lover, conservationist, traveller, or photographer. This is the type of book that is a pleasure to read and riffle through again and again. The personal stories of the photographers are quite inspiring, which makes me think that this would be a perfect graduation gift. If someone is an expert at capturing images of leopard seals in Antarctic waters, the story of how they got there is bound to be fascinating.— From What Matt Is Reading
In Human Nature, 12 of today's most influential nature and conservation photographers address the biggest environmental concerns of our time.
• Joel Sartore
• Paul Nicklen
• Ami Vitale
• Brent Stirton
• Frans Lanting
• Brian Skerry
• Tim Laman
• Cristina Mittermeier
• J Henry Fair
• Richard John Seymour
• George Steinmetz
• Steve Winter
Alongside their reflections, they present curated selections from their photographic careers.
Stories and extraordinary images from around the world come together in a powerful call to awareness and action.
• The United Nations has declared that nature is in more trouble now than at any other time in human history.
• Extinction looms over one million species of plants and animals.
• Human Nature wrestles with challenging questions: What do we have? What do we stand to lose?
This book offers inspiration to environmentalists, activists, photography fans, and anyone concerned about the future of our world.
• This illuminating book tackles our modern environmental future through the lens of preeminent photographers
• Great gift for photographers, nature enthusiasts, those who enjoy backpacking and camping, and anyone who cares about Earth's climate and future
• Add it to the shelf with books like National Geographic The Photo Ark Vanishing: The World's Most Vulnerable Animals by Joel Sartore, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert, and Dire Predictions: The Visual Guide to the Findings of the IPCC by Michael E. Mann and Lee R. Kump.
About the Author
Ruth Hobday and Geoff Blackwell are a creative team based in New Zealand.
"Whomever said that a picture is worth 1,000 words vastly underestimated the value of powerful photographs. The photos in this book left me awash in emotions of love, and loss - and renewed my determination to protect the extraordinary gifts we have been given."-Edward Maibach, Director, George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication
"These arresting photographs are the kind that dreams are made on, and show us viscerally just how much we stand to lose. We must act, else images like these will become for our descendants vivid but distant reminders of what we once treasured in nature, and how we ruined it."-Kerry Emanuel, Professor of Atmospheric Science, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
"A feast of beauty and a source of outrage. This book belongs on your coffee table, in your hands, and in your heart as we demand action to protect this gorgeous, yet fragile planet we call home."-Anthony Leiserowitz, Yale Center for Environmental Communication
"Some of the world's best nature photographers show you?earth's awesome beauty and how our unsustainable production of food, energy and materials is putting it under threat. This book presents a vivid snapshot of the crossroads humanity now faces, and will define the twenty-first century."-Boyan Slat, CEO and Founder, The Ocean Cleanup
"Spectacular, inspiring - images of what we must fight for, and against."-Dr. James E. Hansen, Professor, Program on Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, USA
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"...both beautiful and poignant, as in Paul Nicklen's photograph in "Human Nature" of a polar bear stranded on land by dwindling sea ice. The bear stares at the camera with an almost human gaze, suggesting a thinner line between species than we often assume." - The Wall Street Journal
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"Photographers urge action on climate change with glorious images of the natural world." -People Magazine