Capturing the splendor and very soul of what remains wild and free in our world through incredibly intimate – close enough to touch – portraits, Wild Encounters: Iconic Photographs of the World's Vanishing Animals and Cultures chronicles legendary photographer David Yarrow's photographic exploits in the field. Driven by a passion for sharing and preserving the Earth's last great wild cultures and species, Yarrow is as much a conservationist as a photographer and artist. His work has transcended wildlife photography, and is now collected and shown as fine art in some of the most famed galleries around the world. Yarrow goes Pole-to-Pole, continent-to-continent – mountain to tundra to primordial jungle – inviting us to truly connect with a subject that we mistakenly think we have seen before. Yarrow takes the familiar – lions, elephants, tigers, polar bears – and makes them new again by creating iconic images that deliberately connect with us at a highly emotional level.
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David Yarrow was born in Scotland and is now based in London. He was named as Young Scottish Photographer of the Year at the age of 20, and since turning his lens on the natural world, Yarrow has built an unrivalled reputation for capturing the beauty of the planet s remote landscapes and endangered animals. He is now Europe s best-selling wildlife photographer and is represented by a selection of the world s leading galleries while also being appointed as an ambassador for Nikon UK. Tusk Trust Charity, whose Royal Patron is HRH the Duke of Cambridge, will receive all Yarrow s proceeds from sales of this book to support its vital conservation projects in African countries.