Baby, Its A Wild World

10 Mar

A life spent for the most part in a terrain of concrete, steel and asphalt may immure one to one’s once obvious connection to the natural world. Thus, encounters with that world are usually mediated through imagery and prose that can, hopefully,reawaken our sense of the wonders of that actual world by which we are surrounded. Thankfully, there are still scientists and artists willing to do that work and who, at times, endure extreme conditions to show and tell us about those wonders.

WILDLIFE:  Photographer of the Year (2012) published by the Natural History Museum

WILDLIFE: Photographer of the Year (2012) published by the Natural History Museum


Britain’s Natural History Museum oversees a contest to select the (so called ) photographer of the year and publishes a yearly volume, Wildlife Photographer of The Year _Portfolio 22 (Natural History Museum to showcase the “best” of the nearly 50,000 submissions offered for consideration.

This 2012’s “photographer of the year” is Canadian Paul Nicklen

 Bubble-jetting Emperors photograph by Paul Nicklen

Bubble-jetting Emperors photograph by Paul Nicklen

New York’s Steven Kasher Gallery hosts the first American exhibition of Japanese photographer Maekawa’s large scale wildlife photographs from June 13 to June 29. Maekawa is the grand prize winner of the first Nikkei National Geographic Photo Prize(whatever that is). There is an app available of 70 of Takayuki Maekawa’s animal images :

The WORLD OF ANIMALS by Takayuki Maekawa

The WORLD OF ANIMALS by Takayuki Maekawa

Some of the images to be viewed at the Kasher Gallery:

Bear Eating Fish by Maekawa

Bear Eating Fish by Maekawa

And:

Giraffe at Sunset by Maekawa

Giraffe at Sunset by Maekawa

And:

Red Faced Baboons by Maekawa

Red Faced Baboons by Maekawa

And:

Swinging Orangutan by Maekawa

Swinging Orangutan by Maekawa

Currently reading We Went back Photographs from Europe (19933-1956) by Chim (Delmonico-Prestel)

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