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How Wildlife Photography Became Art

How Wildlife Photography Became Art

2020-01-25 | photography

Review of 50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year: How Wildlife Photography Became Art Book Summary

50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year: How Wildlife Photography Became Art

A truly superior collection of 50 years of the world-famous Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and of wildlife photography itself. It features many of the greatest nature photographs of all time, and the development of nature photography, spanning all the way from the 1960s to today. 
This book not only highlights an awesome variety of styles but details different skills and approaches, emphasising the great developments in equipment used and the different ways of viewing and interpreting the natural world. The prize-winning images that you will see are idea changing portraits, amazing aerial shots, beautiful underwater photography, close-up imagery and much more than just inspirational wildlife photography.

If you are fanatical about photography and have followed this compelling competition since its beginnings 50 years ago you will want to take a look into this splendid volume.

Why Read?

Fantastic pictures of nature have one main thing in common, they are absolutely unforgettable. The fact that these examples are memorable is what makes them great; allowing them to not only be part of this book but by also allowing the viewer to sample a statement of beauty, awe and happiness.

This collection showcases this exact feeling in work from the competition that, over the past half century, has produced some of the very best wildlife photography. This is exactly what this book showcase, providing images that have the power to make us really consider and think about the natural world and consequently how we treat it. This collection will definitely make you think and hopefully change the way you treat the natural world.

This book will stand out to any enthusiast, as it indeed stood out to me. The imagery is purely beautiful and will make you wish that you had captured these amazing pictures on wildlife photography yourself.
This is no doubt the ultimate book of wildlife photography, containing 200 award-winning images from well-known BBC competition and showcasing five decades spanning exhibitions of photographic shooting which has indeed shaped the way, as human beings, that we view the natural world. The 200 photos, in brilliant colour, are grouped around subjects related to the competition, including aerial shots, close-ups and panoramas, nocturnal shots, underwater work of art, and many more wildlife stories.
Not only has Cox, a long serving editor of BBC Wildlife Magazine, collected fantastic photos from 5 decades of a well-known photography competition, but has also produced a thought provoking homage to the earth's wild life through the great work of countless photographers. Many of the photographic stories provide an insight into the natural world and are categorically spectacular images. This book will produce intrigue, will entertain, provide inspiration and a sense of amazement.

This book is no doubt worth a read not only because it offers a visual insight into our natural world, but also provides additional text to provide readers with a glimpse into how each image was made, providing a sense of the story behind each image, and lastly but most certainly not least importantly, why each image deserves to be part of this amazing collection.

So make some space and allow yourself some free time, free from distractions, and delve into this wonderful book full of substance and splendour. The magnificence of which will draw in you and many more readers time and time again.

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