Tigers are in trouble, and National Geographic photographer Steve Winter is on a one-man mission to address the plight of this magnificent catwhile there’s still time. Together with Panthera, the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to saving big cats, and its Tigers Initiative, Winter reveals a decade worth of stunning images and stories of tigers in their world. In Tigers Forever, readers follow Winter through Myanmar’s leech-infested jungles in search of tigers; into the forbidden realm of poachers in Sumatra; and witness the breathtaking intimacy between a tiger mother and her cub. Winter’s gripping images, along with co-author Sharon Guynup’s eloquent prose, tell the dramatic story of the tiger’s fight for survival, and the lengths to which one man would go to bring that story to the world. Above all else, Tigers Forever reveals the tiger itself: elusive, majestic, ferocious, powerful, mysteriousand in desperate need of our help to survive.
Steve Winter is a renowned wildlife photographer who also serves as director of media for Panthera, dedicated to saving the world's 37 big cat species. He began shooting for National Geographic in 1991 and has produced stories for GEO, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Natural History, Audubon, Business Week, Scientific American, and Stern, among other publications. He has won numerous wildlife photography awards internationally, most recently the 2012 Veolia Environment Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year Award. Written in collaboration with Sharon Guynup.
Sharon Guynup writes on science, wildlife conservation, and environmental issues. Her work has appeared in publications including Smithsonian, Scientific American, The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, BBC Wildlife, and Audubon. She launched The State of the Wild book series analyzing the status of the world’s wildlife and wild lands, published by Island Press.