Whereas all too many "coffee table" books depicting Africa's exquisite fauna garner five-star reviews despite offering partially out-of-focus photographs, inaccurate identification of subjects, and irrelevant or incorrect descriptive information, "African Wildlife: A Visual Celebration" is pictorially and literally outstanding. Its photographs are uniformly sharp, including closeups as well as those presented as two-page spreads, with many capturing amazing behavioral phenomena. The somewhat spare text is rich in detail, remaining on-target and striving to present scientific as well as common names of the wildlife illustrated. In venturing beyond the ambition of most large-format folios to achieve taxonomic precision, "African Wildlife" hits a few snags. The warthog shown on page 45 is the common (Phacochoerus africanus) rather than the desert species (P. aethiopicus). On page 84, the genus of the lesser flamingo is Phoeniconaias rather than Phoenicopterus, and the wildebeest that cross the Mara River are the western white-bearded rather than the blue. The Zanzibar red colobus monkeys on pages 88 & 89 are of the genus Piliocolobus rather than Procolobus. Its few and minor errors notwithstanding, "African Wildlife" yields educational rewards that may be celebrated on par with its stunning visuals.