Portraits of America's Endangered Species

Book - 2010
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Sartore and National Geographic present 80 iconic images, representing a lifelong commitment to the natural world and a three-year investigation into the Endangered Species Act along with the creatures it exists to protect.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2010
ISBN: 9781426205750
Branch Call Number: 578.680973 S251r 2010
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 19 x 26 cm


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There are many books on rare and endangered animals, but it's the photography that makes this book stand out. All pictures have a background of solid black or white, which makes the photo all about the animal rather than the setting. Gorgeous.

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Nov 03, 2010

I would like the photography better if it used natural backgrounds. However, I must admit that the black or white backgrounds do show off the animals better. Don't miss the comment on the fisher. Even my husband laughed about that one.

quagga Aug 24, 2010

Joel Sartore's gorgeous photographs of animals and plants celebrate the diversity of life on our planet. It is bittersweet to look at them, however, knowing that some are already extinct and many others soon will be. Sartore's subjects are (or were) recognized under the Endangered Species Act in the United States. Loss of habitat is the major threat for these species, so it is fitting that Sartore chose to use stark black or white backgrounds for the photos. This also contributes to the striking quality of the work. Some animals - like the St. Andrew beach mouse or the Santa Catalina Island fox - are innately cute, but a photographer who can also capture the beauty of beetles, snails and blind salamanders is truly a master.


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