Inspired by the imaginative spatial designs of Dutch artist M.C. Escher, photographer Art Wolfe traveled the globe in search of similar patterns in nature. The result is a book of remarkable wildlife images that captures both the beauty and the poignancy of animals on the move. "Migrations" draws the reader into the energy, motion, and enduring spirit of life on this planet. The stunning images capture the delicate balance of our ecosystem, conveying the primordial stirrings that prompt a flock of snow geese to head south, monarch butterflies to bejewel a forest of trees, or a colony of Indian bats to snuggle in tight hibernation, while also serving as a telling reminder of life s fragility. It carries a message of both celebration and conservation. Kenya, Japan, South Georgia Island, Trinidad, the Canadian Arctic, and the Ozarks are among the locations that create the backdrop for Wolfe s dramatic artistry as he showcases classic migrations, the beauty of their trek, the splendor of the patterns they create, and the cycles they are compelled to repeat."
Art Wolfe has dedicated his life to capturing the beauty of landscapes and wildlife on film. He works throughout the year, circling the globe to shoot photographs that engage and stimulate the viewer s imagination. His background in painting inspires him to utilize his camera as a painter would a brush, transforming the beauty of nature into works of fine art. Wolfe s work has graced the covers of "National Geographic," "Audubon," "Smithsonian," and "Stern" magazine, among others. He has completed more than forty books over his career, including "Light on the Land," "The Living Wild," and more recently his impressive opus "Earth Is My Witness." He lives in Seattle, Washington. Barbara Sleeper is a science writer who lives in Seattle. She has traveled to more than eighty countries to study rain forest primates, explore wildlife preserves, and collect editorial material on assignment for various publications, including "Life," "Audubon," "Travel & Leisure," and many more."