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Penguins: Close Encounters

Art / Photobook

By: David Tipling(Author)

160 pages, 130 colour photos

New Holland Publishers

Hardback | May 2013 | #197515 | ISBN-13: 9781780092478
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NHBS Price: £19.99 $26/€23 approx

About this book

Please note, this book has been reissued under the Bloomsbury imprint.

The vibrant and exciting world of penguins is shown in all its glory in this new book from renowned wildlife photographer David Tipling, who has trekked to remote and beautifullocations to capture birds in their natural habitat going about their daily lives. Moments rarely caught by humans have been preserved on film and reproduced in glorious full-colour images.

Penguins: Close Encounters showcases 130 amazing photographs of birds in the wild. Each bird is identified with its common name and its Latin name, and a short description accompanies each photograph. Penguins: Close Encounters includes all of the world's 17 penguin speciesand chapters cover all aspects of their lives and behaviour.

Penguins: Close Encounters is a celebration of these birds and a photographic study that is sure to captivate any bird lover or wildlife photography enthusiast.

"I have known David for a number of years, in fact since he was one of the crop of young photographers taking pictures of rarities whenever and whenever they turned up. Many have disappeared from the scene since those days in the 1980s, but not David. He has adjusted well to modern bird photography having an excellent grasp of the technology and also finding a commercial niche for his superb work.

These strengths come out well in this book, which illustrates the extraordinary lives of a group of birds which must endure the greatest hardship just to stay alive. The book deals with all aspects of penguin life including movements, courtship, family life, survival and their relationship with humans. David also describes the challenges that he had to deal with just to get close to penguins. Hours of dedication have resulted in a selection of photographs which as well as being breathtaking are a valuable contribution to ornithology. At first glance you might regard this volume as merely another coffee-table book. It is much more than that and the section towards the back dealing with all species of penguins is extremely useful.

Penguins endear themselves to us all and David’s passion for these birds emerges in the book."

- Derek Moore, 26-08-2013,

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David Tipling has worked as a freelance wildlife photographer since 1992 and one of his specialities is the birds of southern oceans. His work has featured in countless magazines and newspapers and he has been author or commissioned photographer for more than  40 books on birds and wildlife photography. He lives in Holt, Norfolk.

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