Language: Bilingual in English and German
In the lion world, only the females hunt – because they do it best. The boss of a hyena pack? An alpha female. Even the lowest-ranking female of the pack is superior to her male counterparts. As for praying mantises? They keep interaction with men to the essentials, eating them right after mating for added nutrition.
The first photo book to focus exclusively on the female of the species, Fearless Females is a fascinating account of "feminine" strength throughout the animal kingdom. With 120 photographs, accompanied by remarkable facts and extraordinary stories, the book reveals the fierce, formidable, and fascinating antics of she-lions, elephants, and many other creatures. A refreshing reappraisal of "feminine" behaviour and a long overdue emancipation of nature and wildlife photography.
"There are may more fascinating facts as well as stunning, and sometimes gruesome, photographs in Mario Ludwig's book highlighting the fearless females of the animal kingdom."
– Lilly Subbotin, Irish Daily Mail and Daily Mail
"Text and images combined make for a captivating book covering a wide spectrum of animal behaviour and species [...] this is a book to make you re-think the role of the female."
– BBC Wildlife
"This wildlife book focuses exclusively on the female species, documenting the feminine strength shown throughout the animal kingdom."
– Amateur Photography