Exquisite. A suitably stunning tribute to this incredible and much-misunderstood bear. (Henry Nicholls, author of The Way of the Panda) --Henry Nicholls, author of The Way of the Panda
The one-note diet, monochrome markings and long association with fertility treatments in captivity lend the giant panda an unreal air. But these animals are resilient: against all the odds, they total an estimated 2,000 individuals. This tribute to the beauty of the beast is informed by leading conservationists, but centres on stunning shots by photographer Zhou Mengqi. Backed by advice from panda experts Zhang Zhihe, Zhang Hemin and Hu Jinchu, Mengqi tracked his elusive subjects through the mountains of Sichuan for years. --Nature Magazine, 1 Dec 2011
A celebration of the iconic giant panda (includes donation to the pandas in the care of Edinburgh Zoo). Despite becoming a symbol of wildlife conservation, having narrowly avoided extinction, there are fewer than 2,000 giant pandas alive today. This spectacular celebration of our best-loved bear combines the expertise of the foremost panda conservationists with an extraordinary collection of photographs, previously unseen in the UK. Catch a rare glimpse of this shy creature at home in the high mountain forests of Sichuan, and peek inside the nursery at the Wolong research institution where efforts to save the panda have been bearing fruit.