Wild Encounters by David Yarrow

Wild Encounters: Iconic Photographs of the World’s Vanishing Animals and Cultures by David Yarrow


From big cats to elephants and indigenous communities, Wild Encounters is a must-have for nature lovers, conservationists, and anyone who is inspired by all that remains wild. David Yarrow travels from pole to pole and continent to continent to visit frozen Arctic tundras, vast African deserts, primordial rain forests, and remote villages, inviting us to truly connect with subjects we mistakenly think we have seen before. Yarrow takes the familiar—lions, elephants, tigers, polar bears—and makes it new again by creating iconic images that deliberately connect with us at a highly emotional level. For more than two decades, this legendary wildlife photographer has been putting himself in harm’s way to capture the most unbelievable close-up animal photography, amassing an incomparable photographic portfolio, spanning six continents. Driven by a passion for sharing and preserving Earth’s last great wild cultures and species, Yarrow is as much a conservationist as a photographer and artist. His work has transcended wildlife photography and is now collected and shown as fine art in some of the most famed galleries around the world. Featuring 160 of his most breathtaking photographs, Wild Encounters offers a truly intimate view of some of the world’s most compelling—and threatened—species and captures the splendor and very soul of what remains wild and free in our world through portraits that feel close enough to touch.


Praise for Wild Encounters


David Yarrow is one of the virtuosos of black and white wildlife photography.  His art has graced galleries from Europe to North America. In this large format, portfolio-sized book, you’ll be treated to some of his finest work. Arranged by the latitude of locale, his dramatic monochromatic photographs of wild and endangered animals appear to leap from the page. Some of the most powerful images are tightly framed close-ups in which almost every hair of the animal can be seen. The emphasis of the book is on wildlife, but he also features people who live in close proximity with the creatures he photographs, and included among those are stunning portrayals of the Inuit in northern Canada and the stately Dinka people of the South Sudan. You won’t be disappointed. This is truly the work of an artist at the height of his powers.
—2017 National Outdoor Book Award Winner

“Best art and photography book of 2016.”

“Holiday Gift Pick 2016”
Entertainment Weekly 

“His book ‘Wild Encounters‘ from New York’s Rizzoli publishing house was released last month and features work from seven continents with images of some of earth’s most-endangered species.”
—Shutterbug Magazine

“Certainly, Wild Encounters is more than up-close wildlife photography, even though that is what stands out. . . . No matter the subject, however, Yarrow has captured what is wild and free and pulled us in for an unforgettable view.”
—North American Nature Photography Association




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