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En Suivant les Milans Noirs: Un Récit en Dessins [Following the Black Kite: A Story in Drawings]

Art / Photobook
By: Pierre Baumgart(Author)
144 pages, colour & b/w illustrations
Publisher: Terre & Nature
En Suivant les Milans Noirs: Un Récit en Dessins [Following the Black Kite: A Story in Drawings]
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  • En Suivant les Milans Noirs: Un Récit en Dessins [Following the Black Kite: A Story in Drawings] ISBN: 9782970091646 Hardback Dec 2016 In stock
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Language: French

Fascinated by these migratory birds of prey which make a stopover in Switzerland in the spring, the Geneva painter and animal sculptor Pierre Baumgart followed them during the long journey that takes them through southern Europe to their African winter quarters.

Every year, around March, Black Kites go to Switzerland to nest and raise their young. Genevan painter and engraver Pierre Baumgart followed a couple of raptors, attending all the important stages of nesting. After documenting the birth and then the raising of the young, he decided to follow his winged protégés during their incredible migration to Africa. During his travels, he traveled to the Jura, the Pyrenees, Gibraltar and finally to Senegal, where he found the kites in their winter quarters.

Entirely realized from field observations, this superb work uses imagery to tell the story of the migration of birds in an unprecedented way, a phenomenon still largely unknown today. Written in part in the form of a logbook, it will allow a young public as well as experienced ornithologists to enter the private life of an extraordinary raptor.

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Fasciné par ces rapaces migrateurs qui font escale en Suisse au printemps, le peintre et graveur animalier genevois Pierre Baumgart les a suivis durant le long périple qui les conduit à travers le sud de l’Europe jusqu’à leurs quartiers d’hiver africains.

Chaque année, aux alentours du mois de mars, les milans noirs font escale en Suisse pour y nicher et élever leurs jeunes. Le peintre et graveur animalier genevois Pierre Baumgart a suivi un couple de rapaces, assistant à toutes les étapes importantes de la nidification. Après avoir documenté la naissance puis l’émancipation des jeunes, il a décidé de suivre ses protégés ailés durant leur incroyable migration vers l’Afrique. Au fil de ses voyages, il s’est rendu dans le Jura, dans les Pyré­nées, à Gibraltar et finalement au Sénégal, où il a retrouvé les milans dans leurs quartiers d’hiver.

Entièrement réalisé d’après des observations de terrain, cet ouvrage superbement mis en images raconte d’une manière inédite la migration des oiseaux, un phénomène encore largement méconnu aujourd’hui. Écrit en partie sous la forme d’un journal de bord, il permettra à un public jeune aussi bien qu’à des ornithologues avertis, de rentrer dans l’intimité d’un rapace extraordinaire.

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Art / Photobook
By: Pierre Baumgart(Author)
144 pages, colour & b/w illustrations
Publisher: Terre & Nature
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