Cover image for Big cats in the wild : a visual essay of lions, jaguars, leopards, pumas, and more / Joe McDonald.
Big cats in the wild : a visual essay of lions, jaguars, leopards, pumas, and more / Joe McDonald.
Publication Information:
Buffalo : Amherst Media, 2018.

Physical Description:
127 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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599.75 MCD Book Adult General Collection

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Joe and Mary Ann McDonald have traveled the world for over thirty years, creating incredible images of breathtaking places and the incredible creatures that inhabit them. In this book, they have collected over two hundred of their favorite images of big cats from around the globe--from the majestic lions of Africa, to the powerful jaguars of South America, to the elusive tigers of Asia. The McDonald's also share the stories behind the images, taking you alongside them through some ofthe most remote parts of the world and into the cultures and traditions of the people living in the midst of big cats. Whether you're a travel buff, wild animal lover, or just obsessed with the ancestry of the small cat in your living room, the images and stories in this engaging book are sure to thrill!

Author Notes

Joe (along with his wife Mary Ann) McDonald are the most prolific and active husband-wife wildlife and nature photography team in the United States today. They have been leading photo safaris to East Africa and South America for nearly thirty years, and photo tours to Yellowstone and to Arizona for even longer. In 2016, they completed their 100th Mountain Gorilla trek in Rwanda - the world record for non-researchers! They have written multiple books and have been the most successful husband/wife photo team in the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Joe and Mary Ann are also Contributing Editors to Nature Photography magazine, writing a regular feature each issue.