""Wolf Empire" is a magnificent portrait of one of nature's most majestic creatures, the wild wolf. Here we see their cunning, playfulness, beauty and killer instincts in an unforgettable album that gives us unique insights into their character and place in our lives." --Tom Brokaw "I've tracked them, fought them in a film ("Jeremiah Johnson"), and narrated a Natural History Museum recording of their language. I know this much. They are much misunderstood, but they are smart, cunning and important to the overall balance of our threatened ecosystem. They are more than worth preserving. This book provides an excellent chart to understanding this very special animal." --Robert Redford "Having spent nearly two decades working to restore these magnificent creatures to the hunting grounds of their ancestors in the wilds of the American West, I welcome Scott Ian Barry's rare and eloquent glimpse into the lives of wolves. As we become more intimate with these beings, we gain a better understanding of our own role in the circle of life." --Rob Edward, director, Carnivore Restoration Program, Sinapu
From award-winning photographer Scott Ian Barry comes Wolf Empire--the most comprehensive and stunning visual record of wolves ever published in black-and-white photography. In this world of fur and teeth, texture and shape, light and shadow, Barry creates a highly intimate look at wolves and their often mystifying way of life.
Each high-quality photograph is accompanied by a narrative in which Barry relates the circumstances that led to the taking of the photo, or some unique personal observation about wolf behavior gathered from his more than thirty years of experience as a wildlife photographer. His great reverence for these magnificent animals comes through in frame after frame of wolves in varying degrees of harmony and aggression, excitement and tranquility, cooperation and solitude--all part of their experience and essential to their survival. Barry's photographs show wolves for the individuals they are, a species as diverse as humans.