For more than ten years, photographer Steve Bloom travelled all over the world, roaming through the jungles of Borneo, the African savannahs, and the frozen banks of Antarctica to assemble this dazzling collection of photographs of animals in their natural environments. With an international range that is rare in books of animal photography, the 200 photographs in Untamed bring to life a vast panorama of animal diversity, and of the landscapes, climates, and habitats in which they live.
Here we see the serene gaze of a gorilla relaxing in the trees, a shark jumping in midair to catch its prey, a Siberian tiger traipsing through the snow in search of food, and penguins congregating on an ice floe. Bloom's anthropomorphic approach reveals rage, tenderness, and even humour in his subjects, capturing those fleeting moments when the gap between animal and human seems to disappear altogether. These amazing images, augmented by a personal account of Bloom's unforgettable career as a photographer, make Untamed an essential volume for all photography lovers.
Harry N. Abrams
Steve Bloom offers something jaw-dropping on virtually each of its double page spreads
- The Globe and Mail
These captivation photos have the dynamic energy of Audubon's art
- The New York Times
...the best case yet for the defence of the earth
- Outdoor Photography Magazine