The ultimate book of stories, told by images. Experience 71 once-in-a-liftime sightings in one book. This is the perfect Christmas present.
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71 Photo Tales
Wildlife photography is about thrill – the thrill of the chase, the thrill of capturing the perfect image, and the thrill of the experience. Introducing PhotoTales. HPH Publishing has collated a book of the most thrilling, the most interesting, and the most amusing photo tales; the stories behind the images. These photo stories are the ultimate tales, chosen from hundreds of submissions. Each photographer has a captivating tale to tell – and the photos to prove it! Read about the snake and the eagle’s mutual destruction, the ghostly honey badger, what the wannabe photographer captured of the leopard, and find out what happened to that baby baboon… The stories and images were meticulously pored over by the HPH Publishing team, including internationally-awarded wildlife photographers, to ensure the best, most entertaining stories were unanimously selected, making PhotoTales a delight to those with enquiring minds, adventurous spirits, and all who love animals.
This book will appeal to photography and wildlife enthusiasts alike. The anecdotes and images featured here are entertaining tales told from a personal perspective that even the casual reader can relate to. Amateurs and professionals, meanwhile, will be deeply engaged and inspired by the stories from fellow adventurers.
BARBARA JENSEN VORSTER'S "WHAT IS THIS HYPE ABOUT SELFIES?"
As Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” It was an icy-cold afternoon in Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana. We were on the Photo Mashatu open vehicle and I had a blanket over my knees. We stopped at a sighting of two lionesses with small cubs; one of them had two very small cubs. The interaction between them was fascinating, so I decided I should take a video on my ... Read more
MELONIE EVA'S "THE GREAT LION AND AFRICAN WILD DOG SHOWDOWN"
It all started when we were scouting for a spot to have sundowners and photograph the sunset in Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve. Instead, we noticed a lioness and her cub basking in golden light on an ant hill, minding their own business. Suddenly, 24 African wild dogs disrupted the scene. Chasing an impala, they raced straight towards us. The impala swerved behind us, to be met with the lioness and her cub. Instinct kicked in as quick as a flash and the lions joined in the hunt, pursuing a much-needed ... Read more
ARNOLD VAN DYK'S "A TERRITORIAL BATTLE"
Lake Panic, in the Kruger National Park, has often rewarded me with some exquisite sightings. Over the years, I’ve observed a resident pair of breeding fish eagles at the lake and have been treated to some beautiful and entertaining sights of these majestic birds of prey. Usually, there is a great variety of other waterbirds to be seen at the same time, so visits are always a pleasure. One afternoon, I was keeping a watchful eye on a Goliath heron, which was casually scratching at the edge of the lake for something to feed on. Suddenly, ... Read more
HPH Publishing asked their readers to send in stories told by images. Photo Tales was the result. Authors include:
Pedro Andrada, Patrick Appelhans, Edmund Aylmer, Liane Baber, Darryll Benecke, Hennie Blignaut, Jacques Blignaut, Johan Botha, Silvain Bourg, Patrick Brakspear, Ilze Bruggemann, Shawn Catterall, Lesley Cornish, Eduardo del Álamo, Daniel Dolpire, Rose Douglas, Hendrik du Plessis, Jean du Plessis, Marié Joey du Toit, Arno Ellmer, Melonie Eva, Callum Evans, Tony Ferri, Tracy Fick, Willem Frost, Gerhard Geldenhuys, Ilka Goth, Michael Goth, Mari Hanni, Liz Hart, Maxi Holder, Barbara Hollweg, Jurgen Hontsch, Barbara Jensen Vorster, Bruce Jones, Kathy Kay, Marius Kritzinger, Theo Landman, Armand le Roux, John Maarschalk, Graeme Mitchley, Johan Mocke, Antionette Morkel, Bilal Mosam & Safiyya Laher, Phil Muller, Luca Neto, Leon Pelser, Thokozani Phakathi, Carol Polich, Tom Prins, Hennie Prinsloo, Linda Rademan, Richard Randall, Vicki Santello, Hilton Schipholt, Burkhard Schlosser, Naroschall Schoeman, Llewellynn Scott, Pat Scott, Todd & Megan Shand, Revash Singh, Johan Slabbert, Maronel Steyn, Brian Stratton, Stephan Swanepoel, Louis & Ina Taljaard, Gerhardt Theron, Ashlea Todd, Arnold van Dyk, Lynn van Tonder, Elmar Venter, Sarette Vermaak, Paul Vorster, George Watson and Rudi Zisterer.
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