Featuring many of the greatest nature photographs of all time, this book charts the development of nature photography, from the first hand-held cameras and the color film revolution of the 1960s, to the increasingly sophisticated photographs of wild animals and unexplored places that are taken today. 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, and revealing 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 55 years ago will treasure this magnificent volume.
'Images that have the power to affect how we feel about the natural world and therefore how we treat it. It's a collection that will make you think.' -Sir David Attenborough