Language: Bilingual in English and German
Some 60 per cent of all the world's species live in jungles. In this best-selling book and celebration of biodiversity, award-winning wildlife photographer Christian Ziegler and biologist Daisy Dent create a monument to jungle life – from Panama to Congo, Madagascar to Australia. With 186 colour photographs and expert texts, they show us some of the most fascinating specimens of jungle flora and fauna: tiny driver ants, nimble ocelots, bonobos, cassowaries, chameleons, colourful orchids, and carnivorous plants.
A visually stunning journey through the rain forest, and an urgent reminder of how much our world depends on the preservation of tropical ecosystems.
- A new edition of the best-selling jungle photo book, featuring 186 images of rainforest animals and plants
- Stunning, informative, and action-oriented: an urgent plea for the protection of the rainforest
- From nature photographer and environmentalist Christian Ziegler, recipient of World Press Photo Award, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and European Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards
Christian Ziegler is an award-winning, Panama-based photojournalist specializing in natural history and science-related topics. His work has been published in GEO and National Geographic, among others. A tropical ecologist by training, Ziegler was a Communication Associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), Panama for many years, and he currently works at the Max-Planck Institute for Animal Behavior in Radolfzell, Germany, as a photographer for international projects.
Daisy Dent is an ecologist who has worked in tropical forests for over 15 years. She works in Panama, Brazil, and Malaysia, where she conducted her PhD research. Dent is a lecturer at the University of Stirling, U.K., a Humboldt Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Animal Behavior, Germany, and a Research Associate at STRI, Panama.
"From exquisite orchids, exotic bees and industrious ants to fascinating animals such as chameleons, ocelots, bonobos and bats, the book reveals the complex interactions."
– Outdoor Photography
"A visually stunning book that will have wildlife lovers enchanted and mesmerised, it's well worth adding to your collection."
– Amateur Photography
"Christian Ziegler has a very particular eye, and whether he's shooting ants eating a millipede or a group of bats that look as though they could happily eat us, he always chooses the odd and disturbing image over the obvious. Daisy Dent's accompanying text is full of good stuff. Did you know that bats have nipples in their armpits? Or that beetles fight their enemies by shooting gas out of their anuses?"
– Marcus Berkmann, Mail Online