Kenya's Maasai Mara Game Reserve is nature's stage for the greatest wildlife show on earth. In a continent considered to be the last refuge of the world's dwindling wildlife herds, more than three million animals call the Maasai Mara home. The Mara's combination of lush grasslands, isolated hillocks and forested river banks provides a rich habitat for wildlife and an idyllic setting for wildlife lovers. This book, Maasai Mara, is a remarkable pictorial study. Whether it's an elephant resting under a solitary acacia, a pride of hungry lions feasting on a buffalo kill, a million wildebeest on the annual migration trail, or a simple but stunning landscape, Maasai Mara captures the sublime beauty of the wild in the African continent.
Kenya residents Karl and Kathrine Ammann have traveled extensively throughout many of Africa's game parks, but the Maasai Mara remains their overwhelming favourite. They have explored this wonderous wildlife arena for over ten years, photographing the savage, serene and spectacular events of life-and death-in the animal kingdom. Maasai Mara features more than 220 full-colour pages. These magnificent photos are what fill every page of this book in its full 2-page size of 12.8" x 17.8".
Karl Ammann is a conservationist and wildlife photographer who has spent most of his career in the Congo basin. In his years working in Congo, Ammann has funded and supported research of another population of extremely large bodied Eastern chimpanzee now known as the Bili Ape. Though it has been studied by prominent researchers, much remains to be discovered about its distribution and behavior. Because it is currently hunted as part of the DRC's bushmeat trade it is vital to continue research in this area before this population is eliminated. Karl Ammann appeared on Time Magazine's list of "Heroes of the Environment" October 2007. [via]