Each year, photographers from around the world are invited to enter the Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year competition. (ANZANG refers to the Australia-New Zealand-Antarctica-New Guinea bioregion.) In 2013, David Rennie won it. His achievement was made all the more remarkable by the fact that David Rennie's love affair with photography only began in 2007 at the age of 47. In this magnificent book, David has included a strong selection of the strikingly memorable images that now comprise his vast collection. Most are taken at the Mandurah Wetlands, south of Perth. Encompassing over 26,000 hectares, these wetlands are home to over 140 species of bird, with many migrating every year from as far away as Russia. The result is a book that will captivate not just bird lovers but all who appreciate the art we find in nature.
David Rennie is a late-blooming, self-taught photographer. He jokes that when he started out he thought ISO was a measurement for radioactive materials and shutter speed an indication of how fast your venetian blinds closed! Today he is an award-winning nature photographer and a passionate advocate for conserving our wilderness areas. As David says, 'It would be gut-wrenching if our children's children could only see what we can now through books like this and not out in nature.'
"David's latest book, Art in Nature, captures the raw beauty of the Mandurah Wetlands – one of the earth's most vulnerable ecosystems and home to more than 100 bird species."
– Good Magazine, April 2015
"This book will captivate not just bird lovers but all who appreciate the art to be found in nature."
– Animals' Voice – Review March 2015
"Art in Nature is more than a collection that show the beauty in nature's ever changing form.It is also a book that raises awareness of the precarious nature of the environment around us."
– The Mandurah Life – December 2014
" [...] strikingly memorable images [...] The breathtaking photography will captivate both nature and art lovers."
– Australian Gift Guide – December 2014