Sunday, January 8, 2012

Jonathan Balcombe presents The Exultant Ark

My friend and scientist Jonathan Balcombe recently released a book that would be considered the finest
info-book concerning the emotions of animals ever produced.  I was asked to contribute a couple of images.  One of them covers the opening double page introduction, as my Northern Hawk Owl in flight images was used.

Following the success of his books Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Goo d (Macmillan, 2006), and Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals (Palgrave Macmillan 2010), biologist Jonathan Balcombe presents The Exultant Ark, the first pictorial volume to focus on animals’ positive experiences. With contributions from some of the world’s finest animal photographers, this handsome coffee-table book will showcase the rich landscapes of pleasure in animals. Large, color photographs depict a diversity of animals engaging in such rewarding activities as playing, feeding, courting, mating, seeking comfort, grooming and preening each other, and relaxing. Beyond the joy implicit in such activities, these images also remind us that animals, too, have lives worth living.

Here are a few of the reviews:
NewScientist magazine

Purchase on Amazon, click here!! 

(please click on the images for a larger view!)

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