Synopses & Reviews
Internationally renowned nature photographer Art Wolfe has created a rare and moving portrait of Earth's vanishing primates. An incredible visual journey, Primates offers an exciting glimpse of gorillas, monkeys, apes, and other primates at home in the jungle. Wolfe traveled around the globe capturing as many species of primates on film as possible, journeying to the remote jungles of Central and South America, Uganda, and Rwanda, and to research centers and wildlife refuges worldwide. The resulting photographs celebrate the exotic beauty of these intelligent and, all too often, endangered species. From the playful antics of adolescents to the tender gestures between mother and child, Primates reveals an animal culture that has been, until now, almost completely inaccessible. Biologist Barbara Sleeper's accompanying text presents fascinating insights drawn from her many years spent observing primates. A marvelous blend of word and image, Primates offers a studied look at these remarkable creatures and their vanishing habitat.
Esteemed photographer Art Wolfe has been called "a master of composing nature into art" by Raymond Sokolov of the Wall Street Journal.
Primates not only illustrates more than one hundred species in two hundred superb photos, but reveals some of the most recently discovered and extremely rare. It is both fascinating and moving to gaze at so many strange, often strangely beautiful, faces and figures...William Conway, president, Wildlife Conservation Society
About the Author
Art Wolfe is one of the most widely recognized and greatly respected nature/wildlife photographers at work today. In his animal portraits, he captures decisive, breathtaking moments that reveal rare glimpses into each creature's world. Mr. Wolfe lives in S
Barbara Sleeper has written several articles on wildlife conservation, endangered species, and animal behavior, which have appeared in numerous publications, among them Audubon and Pacific Discovery. Author of several natural history books, including Wild
Russell Mittermeier, PhD is president of Conservation International and chairman of the Primate Specialist Group of the World Conservation Union's Species Survival Commission.