Magazine article Geographical

Sacred Nature

Magazine article Geographical

Sacred Nature

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In a new book by award-winning photographers, Angela and Jonathan Scott we get an insight into the variety and majesty of wildlife that exists across the continent of Africa. Marrying reportage with artistry it creates a unique glimpse into a world more endangered every day

LEFT AND ABOVE: Time in the Mara is measured by the arrival and departure of the migration, whose year-round journey is driven by rainfall. The rains give life to the grasslands, nourishing the nascent root stocks that lie protected beneath the earth in the wake of dry times or bush fires set by man or sparked by lightning. By early June the long rains have drawn to a close, a curtain call that signals a dramatic transformation in the lives of the migratory herds. The first wildebeest and zebras pour across the Sand River, a ribbon of water and sand that marks the boundary between the northern Serengeti and the Maasai Mara. Ahead of them an ocean of long red oat grass ripples in the wind, the ripe seed heads a burnished copper glowing in the early morning sun

'Angie and I have taken thousands of photographs of leopards that we will never use,' says Jonathan. …

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