By: Jan Hamrsky(Author)
179 pages, 230+ colour photos
The purpose of Freshwater Life is to allow the general public to peer into freshwater ecosystems, which are usually well hidden to our eyesight. Anyone, who is interested in nature, will be amazed by this incredibly varied and colorful world full of amazing adaptations, behaviors, camouflage and strategies. For entomologists, hydrobiologists and limnologists these quality pictures confirm how beautiful a discipline they have chosen to study.
The last part of Freshwater Life is devoted to these topics and can be used as a step by step manual for photographers and all macro enthusiasts intending to explore fascinating world of aquatic invertebrates.
Freshwater Life includes:
- 43 introduced groups of freshwater invertebrates
- Over 230 photographs of live specimens
- Tips for collecting and keeping the animals
- Recommendations for arranging the scene in an aquarium
- Aquatic macro photography equipment, methods and workflow
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I have been always attracted to nature, water and life in it. I could also spend hours watching insects and exploring the hidden worlds of all the tiny creatures. As I started with photography, it was only a matter of time before these two interests came together. Eight years ago, I came across the book devoted to macro photography, where I found some pictures of freshwater invertebrates. I was absolutely stunned by the photographs of these unseen animals. Since then, I have been trying to study and document the fascinating world of freshwater invertebrates inhabiting streams and ponds around us. Interest on the part of both general public and professional biologists is encouraging and confirms that my effort makes sense. After all, photographing the freshwater invertebrates can lead to better knowledge and increased awareness of these extremely important organisms, because people cannot protect what they don’t know it exists.
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