DESERT TO DELTA -- THE ESSENTIAL BOTSWANA -- Second Edition
a book of photographs by Willis Greiner / illustrations by Cheryl Price
by Willis Greiner, Cheryl Price
About the Book
“Desert to Delta -- The Essential Botswana” is chock full of Willis Greiner's powerful and evocative images of the extensive wildlife experienced in the Kalahari Desert, Okavango Delta and Chobe Riverfront. His text and photographs are enhanced with beautiful and informative illustrations by Cheryl Price. Also included in this content-laden edition are useful links to additional African safari resources and advice. Included are close-up photographs of much of the region’s wildlife, as well as photographs of unique astronomical perspectives, taken at night as the local lions roared! Cheryl Price’s lovely drawings, created on safari and in the presence of much of the area’s dramatic mega fauna, are a delightful addition to the book. Greiner has also provided several provocative narratives, including “A Modified Definition of Wilderness” (reflecting on a slightly different concept of the African backcountry) and “The Curious Mourning Cheetah of Kwando,” an interpretation of the very real emotional experience of a cheetah losing his partner. Greiner and Price’s many wonderful encounters with the outstanding hosts and guides of the Botswanian backcountry are featured in stand-out boxes scattered throughout this edition. Within the appendices are sections on suggested reading, localized star charts and Willis’ helpful personal list of recommended photographic gear.
Features & Details
- Category Fine Art Photography
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Softcover: 9781389872396
- Publish Date Jul 04, 2017
- Language English
- Tags Botswana, Okavango Delta, Kalahari, Moremi, Linyanti, Kwado, Tau Pan, Kwara, Lagoon, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Chobe Princess houseboat, springbok, oryx, giraffe, cheetah, bat-eared fox, jackal, ostrich, San Bushman, hornbill, kori bustard, secretarybird, leopard, lion, elephant, hippo, zebra, wild dog, African wild dog, African painted dog, Large Magellanic Cloud, Small Magellanic Cloud, Crux, Southern Cross, baboon, bush indicators, warthogs, wildebeest, African fish eagle, Nile crocodile, African Cape buffalo, Shona sculpture, springstone, Agnes Nyanhongo, Coleen Madamombe, Chobe River
Lewis W. (Willis) Greiner, Jr. has been an avid outdoorsman, amateur astronomer and nature photographer for many years. Willis moved to Colorado in 1972 and describes himself as a "dyed-in-the-wool Westerner." "In the West, many have a relationship with land and nature that I deeply admire and respect; further, the landscape and natural environment inspire my soul and hopefully my creative sense," says Greiner. Chronicling special astronomical events and "shooting" animals and nature scenes started the well-traveled Greiner on his creative exodus. Several self-guided multi-week "floats" down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon have been creatively inspirational. "Visits" by wayfaring comets have provided additional photographic material: expeditions to Malaysia, Borneo, Curacao and Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles), Alaska and Zimbabwe and most recently Botswana have allowed for further photographic and literary investigations of wilderness, underwater and "cosmic" topics.