THE beauty of wildlife around the world has been captured in these stunning shots by celebrity photographer David Yarrow.
From gorillas snapped up close in Rwanda, to King penguins marching for their morning fish in South Georgia, the images are featured in the artist’s latest book.
David Yarrow’s image of a silverback gorilla is just one of the stunning pictures to feature in his new book. He said of this photograph: ‘Finding a silverback gorilla high up in the volcanoes in Rwanda in a position offering a sense of place and a wider narrative, is a tough ask. I left most of my gear with the porters and took just one camera and my trusted 58mm lens’[/caption]
This shot captures a tiger up close at Ranthambore National Park, India – 2013[/caption]
Breakfast time: King penguins march for their morning fish in South Georgia[/caption]
The monograph, titled David Yarrow, features 150 famous and iconic works and the incredible stories behind how they were shot.
It also contains a foreword written by global NFL star Tom Brady and an afterword by former supermodel Cindy Crawford.
Yarrow – who has dated actress Liz Hurley and television presenter Anthea Turner – said he has a “few time-honoured rules” when photographing in the wild – “stay low, get close and work against the light”.
But he said he added one more rule after shooting a picture of a tiger in India – “stay calm”.
An adult polar bear, captured on the North Slope of Alaska. Yarrow said: ‘It’s moments like this that make all the compromises worthwhile[/caption]
This photo, titled The Colour of Money, was shot on a cattle camp in Yirol, southern Sudan[/caption]
Penguin chicks in Golden Harbour, South Georgia in early summer[/caption]
Titled 78 Degrees North, Yarrow says of this picture taken in Svalbard, Norway: ‘I have spent over 30 days shooting in Svalbard and this is my favourite image of a polar bear in this part of the Arctic’[/caption]
He explained: “In front of a cave in Rajasthan sat a tiger in the best lit spot I can ever remember with any animal.
“When we arrived I remember saying to everyone: ‘stay calm’.
“It was time to take a deep breath and think . the tiger was going nowhere as long as we kept our cool and went to work.
“I think we just about stayed calm and so did the tiger. You work for moments like these.”
This stunning image was captured in False Bay, South Africa in 2011[/caption]
‘A Ship Called Dignity’ – Yarrow said this image showcases both the beauty and dignity of black West Africa[/caption]
Yarrow has called this photo Burning Down the House, taken in Borbeo last year[/caption]
David Yarrow is releasing his first photographic monograph in two years[/caption]
An oryx at the top of the sand dunes in the Namib Desert, Namibia[/caption]
An elephant in Amboseli, Kenya. Yarrow said: ‘I doubt I will ever take a more powerful portrait of either an elephant or East Africa’[/caption]
‘All you Need is Love’ – penguins in the Falklands[/caption]
A polar bear is snapped at 79 degrees north in Svalbard, Norway[/caption]
Penguin chicks in Antarctica[/caption]
A lion called Thor, pictured in South Africa[/caption]
‘The camera and the horse have been collaborators for 160 years and this is perhaps the most powerful image that I have ever taken of the animal’[/caption]
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