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Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 18 Hardcover – 30 Oct 2008

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books; 1st ed. edition (30 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846075815
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846075810
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 1.8 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 325,836 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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120 astonishingly beautiful winning photographs from the 2008 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

About the Author

Rosamund Kidman Cox edited "BBC Wildlife Magazine" for more than two decades. She is an experienced naturalist and the coeditor of "Planet Earth: The Future," a companion book to the BBC's acclaimed documentary "Planet Earth,"


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This is the second volume I've reviewed in the now very well established, BBC wildlife photographer of the year competition. Portfolio 15 was the first one I bought and because of the amazing pictures I've continued to buy it each year, however I did not review 16 or 17 because there was little else to say. Now, I feel there is.

I don't know what the photographers out there have been doing this year but the level in quality has jumped to a whole new level and it will be amazing to see if they can sustain it. The number of pictures produced from film rather than a digital sensor seems to have fallen almost to nothing but if the quality is improving for that reason then who would complain? The photos in this volume transcend wildlife or nature photography. They are fine art. Incredible moments, captured with exquisite composition and perfect timing.

A few photos after my first look already stick in my mind, an image of dolphins going after fish, an underwater portrait of a beaver, a snake trying in vain to eat a treefrog.

If you bought other volumes in the series you'll know how good they are and need little convincing, even without knowing how much better this new portfolio is. If you haven't - then you must try them out starting with this one. If you only have the one book of wildlife photography, make it this one - you won't find better than this anywhere.

The book follows the standard formula and include a short statement by each photographer and include technical details, these are generally short but cover the essentials like aperture and shutter speed and this is, after all, not a book on how to take a photo. It would be nice if the pages were bigger but they're glossy and the photos seem to have been reproduced very well.

Absolutely wonderful book, stands head and shoulders above the other volumes in the series. A must-own item!
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I am pleased to say that I have every annual volume of this book and recently the photography seems to have gone on leaps and bounds, probably due to the fact that for all intents and purposes this is a book of wildlife competition winners. With a pot of money to be won, more photographers are entering the competition and then standard is rising. However do not let that put you off the images are no less then fantastic and the young section also has some great images.

This book will be a timeless volume and like mine will become well thumbed over the coming years. Its not just a great book of wildlife images but also a book to give all of us inspiration to get out there with a camera.
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By A customer VINE VOICE on 2 Jan. 2009
The portfolio gets better and better every year but in 2008 there has been a significant improvement in the way the pictures reflect the animals in their natural environment.

Take the example of the 2 eagles fighting over a carcass or the bat flying in the jungle, every picture has an interesting story about the painstaking weeks (months in some cases) that it took to produce it.

Interestingly nearly all the photographers use D-SLR apart from one guy in South Africa that uses film.

I wish there was more information about the pictures as the organisers restrict the amount of information printed per picture, but every one has a great background.

This will make a perfect present to any interested in wildlife and / or photography.

5 stars.
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Although great wildlife photographs and excellent reproduction I feel the enjoyment was spoiled by many photographs being spread over two pages of the book. I found this very detracting. Surely photos could have been reproduced to fit a single page and if this was not possible to have made the size of the book larger? I dont like to see photographs with a seam down the middle. I know some books are illustrated in this way but surely not with a photographic book. I would have awarded five stars but for this problem.
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superb production of incredible pictures, all of the photos represent the shots we all wish we had taken, but the skill and background knowledge of wildlife transcend the everyman.
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This latest volume of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year stands up to the previous versions very well. The explanation and outline of each of the categories lends insight into why each photograph was chosen and indicates which way they should be approached. Often there's a far greater gap between high grade photo prints and the image in a published book. Having seen the exhibition in the Natural History Museum in London, excellently displayed in back-lit light boxes, I was pleased with the quality resolution in this publication. It made an superb gift for both a nature and photography enthusiast.
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This is an outstanding book that makes a perfect present, and something that gets better with every viewing. It is something can be bought to build a collection and something that will be admired by those if given as a gift.

If you get the chance to visit the exhbition where these photos are displayed, this is the perfect 'take-away' from it: allowing the viewer to enjoy the fantastic photos from the comfort of their own home.
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This is the 18th bookof the series which is organised by the BBC Wildlife magazine and the Natural History muswum.It covers the 32,350 entries from 82 countries for the year 2008.
The books many sections depict a)animal and bird behaviour b)animals in black and white c)animals and the environment d) plants e)underwater f)animal portraits g)wild places and h)young photographer.
All the photographers are to be congratulated for excellent images but I do not agree with the judges on a number of occasions especially the overall winner -Snowstorm leopard- which was not as good as many other pictures in the book.
When will publishers finaly recognise the old axiom -ONE PICTURE ONE PAGE-far too many are spread over 1 1/4, 1 1/2 or 2 pageswhich totally destroys thier integrity.
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