50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year: How Wildlife Photography Became Art (Natural History Museum)

July 25, 2019 - Comment

This special collection is a celebration of 50 years of the world-famous Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and of wildlife photography itself. Featuring many of the greatest nature photographs of all time, it charts the development of nature photography, from the first hand-held cameras and the colour film revolution of the 1960s, to the

This special collection is a celebration of 50 years of the world-famous Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and of wildlife photography itself. Featuring many of the greatest nature photographs of all time, it charts the development of nature photography, from the first hand-held cameras and the colour film revolution of the 1960s, to the increasingly sophisticated photographs of wild animals and unexplored places that are taken today. This is a resized and reformatted edition of the larger bestselling book with a striking new cover. The prize-winning images include ground-breaking portraits, breathtaking aerial shots, underwater photography, close-up imagery and much more. The images are accompanied by captions that put the photographs in context, explaining their importance, andrevealing the vision, talent, passion and technique of the world’s leading wildlife photographers. All those who are passionate about photography and who have followed this compelling competition since its inception 50 years ago will treasure this magnificent volume.

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Anonymous says:

Poor production quality doesn’t do the photographs justice I have to admit, was a bit disappointed when I received this book. I was going to give it as a gift for someone, but now I have decided to keep it for myself instead. It is certainly no coffee-table book, being both too small (yes, I should have checked, but I judged it purely on the price-point and the fact that it is a ‘best of’), and the production quality inside does not do justice to the photographs – which are, of course, very good. The ink on the pages actually smells like that of cheap…

Anonymous says:

Beautiful and fascinating book, great present This book is a real treat to look through. High quality photographs, each one is fascinating. Descriptions and information about the subject of the images as well which is great. Quite small for a photo book, but a really lovely and affordable present idea. Lots of people have complained about the distressing images at the back but that is nature! To give the book a bad review because of a few provocative photos (featured in order to educate and raise awareness of issues) is really childish in…

Anonymous says:

Great book, stunning images A great book, it came ever so slightly damaged with little indents on the front cover and the spine, but they are not very visible. Also, the paper quality, although it’s made of out glossy paper, it does leave fingerprints for a few moments after touching in. But all in all I hope it’ll be a good birthday present.

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