Putting it all in context; In the beginning; The rise of the competition; The art of seeing; Down to eye level; A sense of place; And then there was light; The moment; Wild spaces; Natural design; The white canvas; Faster and faster; The portrait and the pose; Remote design; The tiny things in life; And then there was night; Telling a story; Back to black and white; Aerial exposure; The underwater revolution; The passion of youth; The final message; Index of photographers
First edition has sold over 9,000 copies since publication in September 2014.
Rosamund Kidman Cox is an editor and writer, specialising in wildlife and environmental issues and with a particular interest in photography. She was editor of Wildlife Magazine, subsequently BBC Wildlife Magazine, for 23 years and has been a judge of the competition since 1981, launching it in its current form. She is on the executive committee of the International League of Conservation Photographers.
"Great pictures of nature have one thing in common - they are unforgettable. They can also be a profound source of beauty, wonder and joy. This is a collection of work from the competition that, over the past half century, has become an international showcase for the very best wildlife photography - images that have the power to affect how we feel about the natural world and therefore how we treat it. It's a collection that will make you think." Sir David Attenborough; "Extraordinary images from half a century of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards... a book featuring some of the most compelling entries over the decades." The Sunday Times; "Started in the 1960s, the 160 prize-winning and commended images represent 50 years of different times, styles and specialisms - showcasing some of the iconic images of wildlife on planet Earth." The Guardian; "Stunning photos you need to see" Irish Examiner; "A commemorative book featuring the most impactful, compelling and memorable entries from the last half century." Digital SLR Photography