|9 7/8 x 12 5/8 in.
240 pp, 180 color photographs
Hardcover with jacket
A comprehensive look at the world’s most diverse tropical rain forests
Equally visual and informative, this book features both stunning photography and detailed texts
A meaningful gift for anyone with an interest in nature, animals, travel, and more
With a foreword by Ruth Eichhorn, GEO Photo Editor-at Large
With their breathtaking range of flora and fauna, rain forests are veritable treasures in the world of wildlife. Photographed by the award-winning photojournalist and conservationist, Christian Ziegler, Jungle Spirits is an ode to the tropical splendor of the planet’s most diverse ecosystems, while also a call to action to protect tropical rain forests worldwide. Images captured across twenty countries and on four continents present a fascinating look at the globe’s most celebrated jungles in all their lush glory. Through Ziegler’s vibrant photography, readers journey through pristine landscapes; discover captivating creatures—including tree frogs, chameleons, bats, and more— and forge an appreciation for rare plants. Informative texts penned by Ziegler’s partner and fellow conservationist, Daisy Dent, cover such fascinating topics as pollination, fruiting, and human impact complete the book. Driven by the duo’s passion for preserving these natural wonderlands, Jungle Spirits is a stunning visual odyssey that will inspire any lover of wildlife, botany, and environmentalism.
CHRISTIAN ZIEGLER is an award-winning, Panama-based photojournalist specializing in natural history and science-related topics. His work has been published in National Geographic Magazine, among others. A tropical ecologist by training, Ziegler served as Associate for Communication at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama. He is the photographer of the books, A Magic Web and Deceptive Beauties.
DAISY DENt is an ecologist who has worked in tropical forests for over fifteen years. She works in Panama, Brazil, and Malaysia, where she conducted her PhD
research. She is a lecturer at the University of Stirling, U.K., and a Research Associate at STRI, Panama.