By raising public awareness of what we stand to lose through inattention, acclaimed photographers like Thorsten Milse have long played a critical role in the effort to preserve wild spaces and species. In Wild Animal Portraits, Milse brings you face to face with some of our planet's threatened and endangered animals, presenting captivating portraits that can't help but tug at your emotions. Readers of all ages will enjoy exploring these breath-taking animal photos and learning about what can be done to help protect the creatures and their life zones.
Thorsten Milse specialises in landscape and wildlife photography with a strong focus on conservation and endangered species. Since 1990 he has worked on a variety of wildlife topics: cheetahs, lions and leopards in Africa, kangaroos and koalas in Australia, tigers in India, and emperor penguins in Antarctica, and even walrus and polar bears in the Arctic. His images have been published in 25 countries in prestigious nature magazines including GEO, BBC Wildlife, Illustreret Videnskab, National Geographic, and Nature's Best Photography. His stunning pictures have been awarded several international prizes including BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year (animal behaviour) and the Grand Prize Winner at Nature's Best Photo Competition. His photos are marketed by international agencies and appear worldwide in books, postcards, calendars, and in advertising. For several years he is an official brand ambassador for Canon, Sachtler, and Toshib, as well as a member of the Adobe Advocacy program.