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Nature in Photographs

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Life in the wild
by Thomas Marent Details
From the exquisite fragility of butterflies to the might and majesty of killer whales, explore the incredible diversity of life on Earth in this lavishly illustrated celebration of the animal kingdom. Filled with beautiful images of the natural world from around the globe, Life in the Wild compiles the best in nature photography into one sumptuous book.
National Geographic stunning photographs
by Annie Griffiths Details
Capturing the moment in which a firecracker explodes into a burst of electric energy or the last rays of the sun as it stretches across a red-rock valley, certain special photos offer an unrivalled conduit to the world around us. Shot by National Geographic's most renowned photographers and peppered throughout with inspiring quotations, Stunning Photographs is a vibrant tapestry of images that showcases the medium's ability to reveal extraordinary moments of wit and discovery, harmony and intimacy, energy and joy. Definitive, striking, and always unstaged, the remarkable pictures in this book will appeal to all who want to enjoy the smorgasbord of colors, textures, and sensations that comprise the fabric of everyday life.
Nature photography : documenting the wild world
by Ralph Lee Hopkins Details
Covering everything from preparation and camera basics to lighting, wildlife encounters, and conservation, Ralph Lee Hopkins describes a variety of approaches to capturing the best possible photo in the moment. In the process, he gets to the essence of nature photography as a skill and an art.
Sublime nature : photographs that awe & inspire
by Cristina G. Mittermeier Details
A photograph collection explores the variations of natural landscapes, plants, and animals and is complemented by perspectives on humanity's visceral connections to the natural universe.
That tree : an iPhone photo journal documenting a year in the life of a lonely bur oak
by Mark Hirsch Details
Photographer Mark Hirsch presents a compilation of the images with brief narration chronicling Hirsch's year-long photo documentary of a bur oak tree in the middle of a Grant County, Wisconsin cornfield near his Platteville, Wisconsin farm, all previously shared by Hirsch as a photo a day in posts to his Facebook and Instagram pages between March 2012 and March 2013.
The Ansel Adams Wilderness
by Peter Essick Details
Peaks and lakes -- Passes and meadows -- Headwaters and rivers -- Trees and plants -- Snow and wind
The masters of nature photography
by Jim Brandenburg Details
The Masters of Nature Photography" features ten breathtaking portfolios from ten of the world's top nature photographers: 120 stunning photographs in all. Selected specifically for this book, the images reflect the photographers' unique talents and perspectives and showcase an incredible variety of subjects and styles, from striking animal portraits and arresting landscapes to underwater photography.
The national parks : our American landscape
by Ian Shive Details
America's national parks and historical sites embody the American spirit. They are windows to our past, homes to some of our rarest plants and animal species, and places where every American can go to find inspiration, peace, and open space. From the iron rails of Steamtown, Pennsylvania to the wilds of Yellowstone, America's natural parks preserve our culture in as much as they shield our natural world from our own encroachment.
The new art of photographing nature
by Art Wolfe Details
Shares insights and advice about how to create stunning nature photographs, including how to take advantage of current digital technology.
Visions of Earth : National Geographic photographs of beauty, majesty, and wonder
by Susan Tyler Hitchcock Details
Enthralling images fill the book in a gallery of stunning landscapes, fascinating people, amazing animals, and unexpected glimpses of the usual and unusual. Puffins' beaks signal breeding time in Norway and a speckled emperor moth in South Africa diverts predators with an illusion. An elephant takes a morning dip in India's Andaman Sea while Siamese crocodiles race in Thailand and surfers in Australia relish a perfect day. Monks in Bhutan run to dinner and a little girl in red stands out among white-robed women in an Indonesian mosque. Spanish youth decked in colorful, oversize papier-mâché heads celebrate a festival in Catalonia and a flower of flame blooms from a man's kerosene-filled mouth in a Sikh celebration in India.
You are here : around the world in 92 minutes
by Chris Hadfield Details
Photographs from the International Space Station punctuated with fun, fascinating commentary on life in zero gravity
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