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INTO THE WILD: THE STORY OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

by Gemma Padley (Laurence King £40)

INTO THE WILD: THE STORY OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY by Gemma Padley (Laurence King £40)

You don’t have to be mad to be a wildlife photographer — but it helps. Take Richard Kearton, who in the 1890s hid inside an ox corpse to get the best shots of unsuspecting animals. It worked until he fainted and the ox toppled over.

This stunning collection of images taken by similarly dedicated — and often very brave — photographers over the past 150 years brings us everything from the first ever pictures of wild lions to the astonishing work of today’s artists using high-tech camera equipment. Nose to nose with poisonous snakes, glared at by bouncing baboons (pictured) . . . they’ve been there, so you don’t have to.


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