Author: National Geographic Society
Summary: This was awesome! Fantastic photography, fascinating history – I loved it.
This collection of bird photography, organized to cover bird conservation and National Geographic history, was fantastic. Unlike many coffee table books, the text was substantive. There wasn’t so much of it that this couldn’t be enjoyed just to look through, but what was there had depth. I loved learning about the way bird photography has changed. Seeing the older pictures and thinking about technical limitations of the time was fascinating. And even among these older pictures, with their technical limitations, there were picture I’d have been thrilled to take. In the newer pictures, there are some where it would be a peak life experience if I were able to take a picture like that. Which is to say that, like the text, the pictures did not disappoint! Read more »