Philip and Ingrid van den Berg, Heinrich van den Berg
The game drive is a South African institution of an activity, and this book an excellent companion to one. The authors have chosen to focus on mammals as the often-time star attractions of a game drive - after all, the Big Five are all mammals! As usual, the Van den Bergs deliver stellar work with beautiful photographs and text which is filled with information, without being verbose.
Heinrich van den Berg is an international award-winning wildlife photographer, and is also an accomplished writer and publisher. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Van den Berg is well known for pushing the boundaries of photography to create explosive images that are as beautiful as they are emotive.
Van den Berg heads his own publishing company,HPH Publishing, and has successfully published over 40 full-colour wildlife titles since 2001. His books are highly acclaimed for both their quality and content.
Heinrich and his wife Dana travel extensively in search of unique images, always with an eye for the unusual and a new perspective on the known world. Although Dana is a new addition to the team, she has already contributed substantially to the pool of photographs in the HPH Image Library.
Along with other photographs from the HPH fold, Heinrich has featured prominently in numerous coffee-table books, calendars, magazine portfolios and other photographic publications worldwide. Both national and international magazines such as National Geographic, GEO, TERRA, Terra Sauvage, the New York Times, the Times of London, Getaway, Africa Geographic, Go! and numerous others have published HPH work.
Van den Berg also shares his photography knowledge through exclusive workshops held in various parts of southern Africa.
Husband and wife award-winning photographers Philip and Ingrid van den Bergshare a love of Africa and all its facets. It is their passion to capture unique moments in nature and share these with readers, through the pages of their wildlife books. Based in Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal, and now retired from careers in environmental education and biological sciences, Philip and Ingrid have transformed a love of photography into a full-time ‚"hobby", with several acclaimed wildlife books to their credit. With their extensive knowledge of the natural world coupled with their scientific backgrounds, they are an integral part of the HPH team of photographers and writers.
It was very good and given to each of our English grandchildren for our visit to the Kruger and Olifants River game Reserve.
They were fortunate to see four of the big five and cheetah chase down an Impala.
Add to this a painted dog kill making a memorable experience.
The photographs are stunning and the book, as usual with HPH, is very well produced and has a classy look and feel. This is, however,more of a coffee table book than a field guide. The information on the mammals is limited but adequate for a brief overview and insight.