Secrets of the Whales (Hardcover)
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This provocative book of photography offers bold new insight into the lives of the world's largest mammals, along with their complex societies. In these pages, we learn that whales share an amazing ability to learn and adapt to opportunities, from specialized feeding strategies to parenting techniques. There is also evidence of deeper, cultural elements of whale identity, from unique dialects to matrilineal societies to organized social customs like singing contests. Featuring the arresting underwater images of Brian Skerry, who has explored and documented oceans for over four decades, this book will document these alluring creatures in all their glory--and demonstrate how these majestic creatures can teach us about ourselves and our planet.
About the Author
BRIAN SKERRY is a visual storyteller specializing in ocean wildlife and underwater realms. Since 1998 he has been a contributing photographer for National Geographic magazine. He was named a Photography Fellow by the National Geographic Society in 2014 and a Storytelling Fellow in 2017, the same year he was awarded the title of National Geographic Rolex Explorer of the Year. His work has also been featured in publications such as The NY Times, The Washington Post, Paris Match, and Audubon. He has spoken at venues worldwide including The United Nations General Assembly, The World Economic Forum, TED Talks, The Royal Geographical Society and the Sydney Opera House. He lives with his family in Maine.Twitter: @Brian_Skerry. Instagram: @BrianSkerry.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brian-Skerry/145684658791299
"Brian Skerry's magnificent photographs illustrate intimate moments in the lives of whales. Sentient and highly intelligent, passing on tradition to their young, forming lasting bonds between family members. So like us."—Jane Goodall
"In this extraordinary book, Brian Skerry blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about whales. You will treasure it forever."—Sigourney Weaver