Wild Alberta: A Visual Celebration is a journey of discovery that invites Albertans and visitors to explore the wildlife heritage and natural wonders of the provinceï¿½s four eco-regions: boreal forest, aspen parkland, badlands, and mountains.
Despite the fact that Alberta is not as wild as it once was, wildlife and natural history photographer Wayne Lynch shows us that there is still much to celebrate, much to discover, much to savour and admire, and much to protect for the future. It is also a testament to the exceptional natural beauty and biological significance of the province that, of the thirteen locations in Canada designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites in recognition of their outstanding value to humanity, five are found in Alberta: Banff/Jasper National Parks, Waterton National Park, Wood Buffalo National Park, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, and Dinosaur Provincial Park.
Lavishly illustrated with exceptionally beautiful colour photographs and sketches, Wild Alberta: A Visual Celebration describes Alberta's magnificent landscapes, flora, and fauna. Throughout the text Lynch also outlines some of the big changes - both success stories and areas of concern - that have occurred in the wildlife populations of the province over the last hundred years.
About the authors
Recognized and respected as one of North America's leading wildlife and natural history photographers, Wayne Lynch has spent the last forty-two years capturing images of wildlife in wild places the world over. His impressive photo credits include hundreds of magazine covers, thousands of calendar shots, and tens of thousands of images published in over sixty countries. Lynch is also an award-winning science writer, a popular guest lecturer, and a veteran photo safari leader. His practical and entertaining approach to natural history, whether it be through the written or spoken word, has attracted the admiration of audiences worldwide. He has photographed both common and unusual creatures in their native habitat in more than fifty countries, travelling extensively for long periods of time and often undergoing considerable physical hardship to get the "perfect shot."
With an exceptional ability to write for both adults and children, Lynch has authored more than fifth highly acclaimed natural history books, including The Great Northern Kingdom: Life in the Boreal Forest, Wild Birds Across the Prairies, Penguins of the World,Mountain Bears, Bear: Monarchs of the Northern Wilderness, A is for Arctic: Natural Wonders of a Polar World, The Nature Babies Series and the wildly popular children's book The Scoop on Poop: The Fascinating Science of How Animals Use Poop.
Lynch is a Fellow of the internationally recognized Explorers Club and Fellow of the Arctic Institute of North America. Lynch lives in Calgary with his wife of forty-five years, Aubrey Lang.
ANDY RUSSELL was born in 1915 and lived his first years on the Prairies before moving to the Canadian Rockies. A life-long outdoorsman, he had a long and varied career in Alberta, British Columbia, the Yukon and Alaska.
Other titles by Wayne Lynch
Treasured Symbols of the North
Wildlife of the Rockies for Kids
Bears of the North
A Year Inside Their Worlds
A Celebration of Prairie Birds
The Illustrated Guide to Their Biology, Behavior, and Conservation
The Scoop on Poop: The Fascinating Science of How Animals Use Poop
A Traveler's Introduction
Biology, Behavior, and Conservation