These postcard books hone in on two of the most vividly animated species around, and are photographed by some of the world’s top wildlife photographers, as featured in the Pelican book, Wild Asia: Spirit of A Continent.
The life of birds has long held fascination for humans intrigued by the wonder of flight, the vast array of plumage, and the songs of these splendid creatures. The seldom-photographed wildlife of Asia includes a menagerie of birds, including the painted storks of India, the monal pheasant of the Himalayas, the gulls of Siberia, and the Blakiston’s fish owl of Japan. These and a number of other wild birds are presented in stunning detail and vivid color, suitable for framing, and offer a glimpse into the vast biodiversity of the largest continent on earth.
The rainforests of tropical Asia extend from the Western Ghats of India to where the edges of Asia blur into Australia along the myriad of islands of the Indonesian archipelago. It is here that the largest diversity of primates in the world can be found. While the orangutan is one of the icons of Asian wildlife, other primates inhabit this area of the world in great numbers, including macaques, siamangs, and langurs. These portraits present an intriguing and beguiling look into a seldom-seen world beneath the rainforest’s canopy.