A field guide to the wildlife of southern Africa, describing over 2,000 plants and animals, with accurate illustrations in full colour. This book has been a trusted fi eld companion for many years. Comprehensively updated, it now features range maps for most groups. The chapters are colour-coded for easy reference, and diagnostic features appear in bold type within the descriptions. Each chapter is written by a leading expert in the field. All the main plant and animal groups are covered: Lower invertebrates, Spiders and other arachnids, Insects, Freshwater fishes, Frogs, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals, Grasses, sedges, ferns and fungi, Wild flowers, Trees
Wildlife I Have Enjoyed Getting to Know and Photograph
Author: Jeff Williams
Publisher: Balboa Press
I have come to love wildlife, and because Im a photographer, I also love photographing wild animals. When I look into the eyes of an animal, I see a soul, and I want to get to know that soul. I belong to a civic group that brings disadvantaged youth to the Phoenix Zoo. Most of the youngsters have never visited a zoo before. When the tram makes the first turn and the children see the animals for the first time, their squeals and cheers of excitement bring me great joy. I want to bring that joyous first look to more people and further help them understand animals as complex beings just like you and me. Almost everybody has seen a giraffe, for example, but they have not had the opportunity to get to know that giraffe and feel a connection with it. I believe that if I can help more people actually see wildlife as they live and learn more about the animals, then more people will appreciate them and love them as I do, body and soul.
A handy, all-in-one photographic field guide to the wildlife of South Africa, covering the region's mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs and trees that are most likely to be seen, with concise accounts and distribution maps for each species. A brief introduction discusses geology, climate, vegetation zones, wildlife hotspots, and tips on watching wildlife. This single volume will find favour with tourists and local enthusiasts alike.
This traveller's guide to the wildlife of Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Malawi features over 400 species of bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian and insect. Information on wildlife photography is also included, such as the best type of camera, film and lenses to use, along with information on techniques and codes of conduct.
South Georgia is rich in wildlife and spectacular scenery, and it is a prime destination spot on most Antarctic tours. This beautifully illustrated field guide depicts the birds, mammals, insects, flowering plants, and other vegetation found in this unique part of the world. It features 368 full-color photographs of more than 180 species, including 65 species of birds, 20 species of sea mammals, nearly 60 species of insects, and more than 40 species of flowering and nonflowering plants. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, with information on status, behavior, threats, and distribution. This one-of-a-kind photographic guide also includes introductory chapters on South Georgia's geography, climate, ecology, and conservation. Features 368 photos of more than 180 species Covers birds, sea mammals, insects, and plants Provides detailed species accounts Includes chapters on geography, climate, ecology, and conservation The only photographic field guide to focus specifically on South Georgia
Brought fully up to date, with new trails included and all booking information revised, this fourth edition of Hiking Trails of South Africa is the essential guide for every hiker. Written by well-known author Willie Olivier, this comprehensive guide describes more than 500 trails, offering something for everyone – from the casual ambler to the experienced hiker. Whether you want to explore the beautiful landscape of the Karoo, wander through fynbos in the Western Cape, see the lush indigenous forests of the Garden Route, admire the sandstone mountains of the Free State, spot game on a wilderness hike in Mpumalanga or Limpopo, or experience the majesty of the Drakensberg – you will find all the information you need in Hiking Trails of South Africa. All of the trails covered include information on available facilities, accommodation (where appropriate) and activities on offer. The book also provides an invaluable guide to selecting hiking equipment, staying safe on the trail and dealing with emergencies that may arise.