Bradt's fully illustrated wildlife guides focus on regions of the world particularly celebrated for their amazing and often unique species. With spectacular photography or exclusive watercolour drawings throughout, each visitors' guide provides an introduction to the region's principal flora and fauna alongside suggested wildlife itineraries, practical information on when to go and what to take and photography tips. Written in a deliberately engaging way, they offer something different from dry field guides, and will appeal to the interested layman as much as the wildlife devotee. Ideal as a lightweight companion to any wildlife trip they also make a handsome souvenir. The Pantanal of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay is South America's Serengeti: its wetlands are the largest on earth (they're half the size of France) and, in the dry season, crocodiles and storks jostle to gobble the last of the dying fish. Here, the continent's largest cat, the jaguar, lives alongside giant otters, anacondas and the world's largest parrot. A comprehensive introduction to the best place to watch wildlife in South America, and beautifully illustrated throughout, Bradt's Pantanal Wildlife is the only portable book to cover all the main wildlife groups while focussing exclusively on the Pantanal.
I have spent several years living in South America, working as a wildlife writer, editor, photographer and guide and specialising in bringing nature to life for the non-specialist.
My images appear in abundance in my two books available on Amazon. For Bradt Travel Guides, I have written Pantanal wildlife: a visitor's guide to Brazil's great wetland. The Pantanal is South America's answer to Africa's Serengeti: truly the most magical wildlife experience on the continent. My visitor's guide to Antarctic wildlife (published by WILDGuides and Princeton University Press) is a stylish and portable book for tourists to Antarctica. It is a fundraiser for Save the Albatross, so part of the purchase price comprises a donation to conservation!
Finally, my agent for wildlife photographs is FLPA (www.flpa.co.uk) Or check out my photographic website at www.pbase.com/james_lowen