Photographs That Awe and Inspire
By Cristina Mittermeier
(National Geographic, Hardcover, 9781426213014, 224pp.)
Publication Date: March 25, 2014
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This inspiring book of landscape photography from National Geographic captures the beauty of nature in all its breathtaking variations. Natural scenery--whether mountain peaks against a crystal blue sky, shimmering expanses of ocean or desert, or the perfection of a moss-laden path--affects us deeply, by turns eliciting joy, peace, awe, and a state of grace. Sublime Nature collects images that inspire these emotions, culled from the archives of the world's leading photographers. Award-winning photojournalist and conservationist Cristina Mittermeier adds context, offering readers a visceral connection to the natural universe. Filled with breathtaking images, Sublime Nature captures our special relationship with nature in all its incarnations, inspiring us to protect its future.
Photojournalist CRISTINA MITTERMEIER has coauthored 20 large-format photography books and several scientific articles on conservation. She is the founder of the prestigious International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP). Among many other awards and recognitions, she has been selected as one of Sony's Artisans of Imagery and was named Nature's Best 2010 Conservation Photographer of the Year. Her images have been exhibited by museums and organizations around the world.
"One [image] more stunning than the next." --The Boston Globe
"The book as a whole is like a meditation tool — pick it up, open to any page, and just simply enjoy." --Mother Nature Network
"Founder of the International League of Conservation Photographers Cristina Mittermeier has been given access to National Geographic’s archive to select images depicting the awe-inspiring and beautiful forms of nature. The spectacular selection includes images by Paul Nicklen, Art Wolfe and Hans Strand, and are complemented by quotes from recognised figures connected to the natural world, including Henry David Thoreau, John Muir and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Divided into four chapters loosely linked to the four seasons, Mittermeier’s poetic text at the beginning of each section promotes preservation of our planet and its precious resources – an ethos aligned with her own life mission." --Outdoor Photography