126 pages, colour photos throughout
This is the stunning record of Chris Wildblood's journeys through the Kunene region in Northwest Namibia, one of the last true wilderness areas of Sub-Saharan Africa. This book captures not only the elusive desert elephants in their natural habitat, but explores the ancient lands of Kaokoland and Damaraland. These two very contrasting areas are the home of a huge diversity of wildlife, from the dung beetles and mopani moths to the black rhino, giraffes and, of course, the elephants patrolling the riverbeds and eking out a living in this often merciless environment. "The Realm of the Desert Elephant" also explores the lives of the semi-nomadic Himba people.
Every photograph was taken by Chris specifically for this book and illustrates the vast variety of the landscapes and wildlife of the area. The book includes aerial photography to further demonstrate the rich diversity of the region.
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Chris Wildblood was first taught to develop photographs when he was 10 years old. For nearly 20 years he ran his own studio complexes in London, dealing with top photographers in the fashion, music, advertising and magazine worlds and dealing with companies ranging from the BBC and Conde Nast to EMI. He has won various awards for his underwater and wildlife photos. Chris is also a dive-master, yacht-master and a pilot, and can often be found exploring the seas and oceans, from Scotland to Indonesia.