PostcardBook, Jungles (PostcardBooks) Frans Lanting

ISBN: 9783822860823

Published: January 1st 2000

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30 pages


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PostcardBook, Jungles (PostcardBooks)  by  Frans Lanting

PostcardBook, Jungles (PostcardBooks) by Frans Lanting
January 1st 2000 | Card Book | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 30 pages | ISBN: 9783822860823 | 3.65 Mb

Jungles are mysterious and even threatening places, among the least explored landscapes on the earth--and just the sort of place, therefore, that you might expect to find the ever-intrepid wildlife photographer Frans Lanting. The tropical forest mayMoreJungles are mysterious and even threatening places, among the least explored landscapes on the earth--and just the sort of place, therefore, that you might expect to find the ever-intrepid wildlife photographer Frans Lanting.

The tropical forest may be a naturalists paradise, he writes, but for a photographer it can be a nightmare. Once you are inside it is all blood, sweat, and leeches. Whatever you take into the forest becomes part of the food chain, whether it is your equipment or yourself. But difficult conditions come with the work. In this oversized portfolio of 120 full-color images made over two decades on four continents, Lanting chronicles the life of the worlds jungles, organizing the work by themes (water and light, color and camouflage, anarchy and order, form and evolution).

As befits the jungles manic pace, few of the images are static, as Lanting captures macaws and butterflies and even frogs in flight, orangutans brachiating their way from vine to vine, turkeys and snakes scrambling and slithering. Some of the images are nothing short of astonishing, among them views of an otherworldly cloudforest lobelia thicket in Hawaii and of treetop expanses that exhibit the phenomenon called canopy shyness, an arboreal version of animal territoriality.

Admirers of Lantings previous books, such as Okavango and Eye to Eye, will prize his new collection, while rainforest devotees will find much to inspire them in the images he brings before us. --Gregory McNamee



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