Featuring an eclectic range of Southern African scenic splendours and an intimate portrayal of the mammals, birds and reptiles whose home is the wilds of Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe, Valentino and Jacqueline Morgante’s Terra d’Africa is an inspirational powerhouse of ‘thought’ images that celebrate the photographic art of capturing the wonders of nature by highlighting unusual and often little-known features not often seen in books of this nature.
The photographs are sometimes presented as small portfolios – an elephant calf and its mother seeking forage; a lion and lioness courting; a leopard roaming across the savannah or lounging in the fork of a tree.
Light, that ultra-essential ingredient of wildlife and landscape photography, has been used to great effect in Terra d’Africa. Landscapes are atmospheric, conveying the wide-open expanses of the African environment. Especially evocative are the black and white images, illustrating how this medium lends an additional fine-art element to the photographic image.
A multi-layered, powerful, incisive and motivational selection that promotes environmental awareness, appreciation of conservation in the wider sense, and an understanding of the value of tourism enterprises that support and protect these precious pockets of wild Africa, thus making them sustainable.
Hardback, 260 x 240mm
128 pages – 90 photos
Two languages – Italian and English
Price includes post and packaging.