A wonderful book full of amazing photographs but what makes it truly outstanding are the fascinating and detailed accounts that go with the images as well as stories behind some of the most memorable wildlife sequences ever seen on television (like a female polar bear and cubs emerging from her winter snow den). I am a wildlife cameraman and I can tell you that Doug Allan is the modest type who doesn't indulge in exaggeration so the facts speak for themselves and you can appreciate every little detail for what it really is. Well worth waiting 30 years for !
An extraordinary, individual, fascinating and unique insight into bereavement, written clearly straight from the heart and by someone who is caring and brave enough to pass on their experience to help others. Works like this deserve a much wider audience.
I was lucky enough to meet the author recently and he is as thought-provokng, original and engaging in real life as his writing proves. I run my own business and it's one of those rare works that will stand the test of time and I can see myself picking it up again and again for many years to come.
I maybe shouldn't be reviewing this because I was one of the cameramen who contributed to it but I have no financial interest in it and I'm not going to talk about the photography.
What really stands out for me about this series is the quality of the way it was written and put together. It is a shining example of great use of words (story and narration), sounds, and music. Many wildlife documentaries are well researched, have great stories and photography and the images cut together beautifully but then struggle when it comes to music and narration. This is a rare exception.