Wild Africa Hardcover – 7 Sep 2013
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'Stunning… filled with unique images that give you a fresh perspective on Africa'.
'[a] spectacular and compelling journey'
'A breathtakingly beautiful book … Alex Bernasconi should be hailed as the new (and improved) Ansel Adams'
'Unbelievably beautiful … one of the finest galleries of wildlife photos ever collected'
'Full of truly compelling images'
'Sumptuous … Bernasconi's spectacular photos remind us of the variety of this great continent'
BBC Wildlife Magazine
'The book is simply full of breathtaking images which illustrate the photographer's deep love for Africa and which are a timely reminder of the dangers we humans continue to pose to wildlife'
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About the Author
Alex Bernasconi is a creative wildlife and landscape photographer with a deep love for nature. He was awarded first prize in the Blue Planet category of the Trierenberg Super Circuit, as well as first and third prize in the Nature category of the Prix de la Photographie Paris, and first prize in the Fine Art category.
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Unfortunately there is a 'however'... in that it could and should have been an even more stunning book than it is. As the previous reviewer has mentioned, several of the photographs are compromised (or even ruined) by the fact that the subject is situated in the centre-fold between the double-page spread. Thus some beautiful images of lions and elephants looking straight at the camera, lose much of their impact. The book should have been produced in large landscape format, which would have avoided this problem.
My second criticism is with the rather florid text. This is often a problem with wildlife photography books - the photographer isn't necessarily a great writer. However, in this instance the text was written not by Alex Bernasconi, but by Hugh Cumming.
That said, there are enough awe-inspiring images contained in 'Wild Africa' to make it well worth buying. The leopard on page 226, whose eyes are fixed on the photographer while crouching on the branch of a massive tree, in a forest setting that could be imagined as if from a fairytale, is one of the most jaw-dropping wildlife photographs I've ever seen.
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