About the Book
Portraits and landscapes of Middle East in 116 pages of photos taken by the wildlife photographer Giovanni Mari during a seven years long series of trips through Yemen, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, E.A.U., Oman and Turkey.
Since I was a child I have had a strong interest for wildlife and I inherited a great passion for travels and for the sea from my father. At the age of seven I had my first safari in Kenya and since then I'm strongly bound to Africa. During my travels I use Canon digital SLR cameras, trying to reflect in my pictures a sparkle of the sense of wonder I feel in Nature. In the last twelve years I have been travelling all over the seven continents for a personal project, shooting mainly wildlife and indigenous cultures. Award-winning, my pictures have been featured in world-renowned nature magazines as BBC Wildlife Magazine and Africa Geographic. Five books will collect the best photos of my project. The first two books, "Middle East" and "Anime di Terre Lontane, are available in the Blurb bookstore. Now I'm working on the third one, "The Wild Side", focused on wildlife.