Author(s): Steve Bloom
For more than ten years, wildlife photographer Steve Bloom travelled all over the world, roaming through the jungles of Borneo, the African savannahs and the frozen banks of Antarctica to assemble this dazzling collection of photographs of animals in their natural environments. With an international range that is rare in books of animal photography, the 200 photographs in "Untamed" (2004) brought to life a vast panorama of animal diversity and the landscapes, climates and habitats in which these creatures live.Now this terrific survey of Bloom's animal photography is available in a smaller, giftable format. Once again, the reader is treated to the serene gaze of a gorilla relaxing in the trees, a shark jumping in midair to catch its prey, a Siberian tiger traipsing through the snow in search of food and penguins congregating on an ice floe. Bloom's anthropomorphic approach reveals rage, tenderness and even humour in his subjects, capturing those fleeting moments when the gap between animal and human seems to disappear altogether.
Steve Bloom is an award-winning wildlife photographer who also founded his own wildlife stock photo agency and fine print gallery in the mid-1990s. Other publications include contributions to One Planet: A Celebration of Biodiversity.