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National Geographic photographer Steve Winter spent a decade in search of wild tigers, devoted to capturing their magnificence and telling their story. Tigers are in trouble, and his quest for photographs became his way to address the plight of this magnificent cat. His goal: to reinvigorate global concern--while there’s still time.
In 2007, Sharon Guynup was working on a story about poaching in India's Kaziranga National Park--when she glimpsed her first wild tiger and began writing regularly about big cats. Together, they produced Tigers Forever: Saving the World's Most Endangered Big Cat, created in collaboration with Panthera, the world’s largest big cat conservation organization, which receives10 percent of the book’s profits.
In Tigers Forever, over 100 of Winter’s stunning images, along with co-author Sharon Guynup’s eloquent prose, tell the dramatic story of the tiger’s fight for survival, and the lengths to which one man would go to bring that story to the world. stories of tigers in their world. Readers follow Winter through Myanmar’s leech-infested jungles in search of tigers; into the forbidden realm of poachers in Sumatra; and witness the breathtaking intimacy between a tiger mother and her cub. Guynup explores why these cats have been feared and revered throughout human history, detail the threats that face them--and the bold initiatives and efforts of many to save them. Above all else, Tigers Forever reveals the tiger itself: elusive, majestic, ferocious, powerful, mysterious—and in desperate need of our help to survive.
In the final words of Tigers Forever, "Only 3,200 tigers remain, scattered in pockets across Asia. That’s a shockingly low number. The time to act is now. Once the last tigers disappear, no longer gliding on velvet paws through the jungle, we cannot bring them back."
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: National Geographic (November 12, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 10.6 x 1 inches
“With eloquent text and photographs of unsurpassed beauty, Tigers Forever opens the eyes of the world to what is happening to the tiger, one of its greatest natural treasures.” — George Schaller
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