A dramatically close encounter with tigers in their native lands, documented by award-winning National Geographic photographer Steve Winter, tells the story of the worldwide fight to protect the species. Fascinating to animal lovers, environmentalists, and all lovers of cats, big and small.
National Geographic presents a testament to these noble, yet deeply endangered tigers. Photographing the big cats' primary habitats in India, Sumatra, and Thailand, Steve Winter gets up close and personal with tigers in their most private moments, both tender and terrifying. He tells the story in pictures and words of how he came to be one of the world's foremost advocates for this iconic animal. Partnering with Panthera, an international big cat advocacy group, Winter is able to weave in the voices of committed people from around the world who dedicate their lives to saving the tiger from extinction, and the inspiring tales of top conservationists; their concerns over the future of tigers; and their solutions, including hard work, community involvement, and indigenous cooperation in India, Sumatra, and Thailand. With more than 120 images of tigers in the wild and real encounters, this book is a page-turner and an inspiration to all who care about protecting the wild.
- 224 pages; 150 color photographs
- 12" x 10 2/10"
- © 2013
Steve Winter is a renowned wildlife photographer who also serves as director of media for Panthera, dedicated to saving the world's 36 big cat species. He began shooting for National Geographic in 1991 and has produced stories forA GEO, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Natural History, Audubon, BusinessWeek, Scientific American, andA Stern, among other publications. He has won numerous wildlife photography awards internationally, most recently the 2012 Veolia Environment Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year Award.