Wonders: Spectacular Moments in Nature Photography
California Academy of Sciences, Sylvia A. Earle
Nature is full of fleeting wonders. This breathtaking collection of nature photography reveals rare creatures, transports us to distant landscapes, and captures uncommon moments of drama and beauty in the natural world. From a heart-pounding shot of the Wildebeest Migration to a glimpse of the elusive Pampas cat, each image tells a story about the diversity and grandeur of life on earth. Bold, surprising, and jaw-droppingly beautiful, these photographs are all winners of the California Academy of Sciences’ BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition. With more than 100 photographs and captions explaining the scientific phenomena and photographic techniques behind each picture, this book will captivate nature lovers, science enthusiasts, photographers, and adventurers.
The California Academy of Sciences is a renowned scientific and educational institution in San Francisco.
Rhonda Rubinstein is the creative director of the California Academy of Sciences and cofounder of the BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition. She lives in San Francisco.
Dr. Jonathan Foley is the executive director of the California Academy of Sciences. He lives in San Francisco.
Dr. Sylvia A. Earle is a legendary oceanographer, explorer, and author. She lives in Oakland, California.
Suzi Eszterhas is an award-winning wildlife photographer. She lives in Petaluma, California.
“Nature is a beautiful thing and this stunning book has more than 100 snaps capturing the natural world in all its glory. The shot of the wildebeest migration is incredible, as is that of the elusive pampas cat.” The Sun
“WONDERS is a stunning collection of the best photographs from the Big Picture Natural World Photography Competition, and what a line-up it is! […] If you need a reminder of the wonders of nature, then look no further than the pages of this fabulous book.” Daily Mail
“While the animal photographs capture those behaviours that humans don’t often get to see, the landscape shots preserve transient moments in nature that might be missed by those without a photographer’s eye. And if you’re keen to recreate the images yourself, you’ll be pleased to know that the book explains the scientific phenomena and photographic techniques behind each shot.” BBC Focus
|Publication Date||7 August 2018|
|Illustrations||Hardcover, unjacketed, 3-piece casefull-colour photographs throughout|