Review: Photographs from the Edge



Legendary nature photographer Art Wolfe presents an intimate, behind-the-scenes guide to the experiences, decisions, and methods that helped him capture images from some of the most exciting locations across the globe.

In Photographs from the Edge, you’ll discover the secrets behind forty years of awe-inspiring photography from around the world. Wolfe takes you from the mountains of the Himalayas to the sandy shores of Mnemba Island, with stops in the crowded streets of India and the alkali lakes of Africa along the way. You’ll learn the equipment, settings, and creative choices behind each photograph. From endangered species to cultural celebrations to natural wonders, Wolfe brings each subject to life through his stunning photography and the stories he shares in this one-of-a-kind photo safari.


My Review:

I absolutely loved looking through the photographs throughout this book. Each photograph has its own story to tell just my looking at it. The author describes how each photograph was taken and talks about the photo and settings in detail.

Each photograph also has a small section where the author gives photo tips, and I felt like each tip was very informative to the reader.

What I loved most about the book was that the photographs are separated by dates, and the first photograph takes place in the 1980’s up until 2015. The photographs were also diverse, and a lot of them depict different cultures, animals, landscape, etc.

I usually have to read words to escape, but these photos in particular really drew me into the scenes that were taking place. I recommend this book to anyone that loves photography or looking at gorgeous pictures.




Art Wolfe is one of the most celebrated wildlife/nature photographers in the United States today. His award-winning photography reflects a close study of both nature and composition, and is featured frequently in periodicals such as National Geographic, Smithsonian, Life, and Outdoor Photographer. Internationally, Art has worked with Germany’s GEO & Stern, France’s Terre Sauvage, Italy’s Airone, Japan’s Sinra, and England’s BBC Wildlife magazines. His books include the acclaimed Light on the Land, Bears: Their Life and Behavior; The Art of Photographing Nature; Owls:Their Life and Behavior; Migrations; and Penguins, Puffins, and Auks. He lives in Seattle, Washington.Donald F. Bruning, Ph.D., is chairman and curator of the Department of Ornithology at the New York Wildlife Conservation Society of the Bronx Zoo. He has worked with birds for more than thirty years and has been an active member in conservation efforts for birds around the world. He lives in Ardsley, New York.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.
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