South Africa - The Big Picture (Revised Edition)


SIZE: 320mm x 240mm, hard cover

PAGES: 160

ISBN: 9780620441681


Philip and Ingrid van den Berg, and Heinrich van den Berg

The extraordinary team of the Van den Berg family yet again pours their wealth of talent, and their decades’ worth of experience and knowledge into what could arguably be considered the definitive holistic guide for anyone interested in South Africa, be they tourists or locals. A mine of information without being the slightest bit overwhelming, this book explores the marvellous contrasts within the country, from the fast-paced metropolitan city rush of Johannesburg, to the supremely laidback wilds of the Eastern Cape; from the cultural melee of Cape Town, to the savannah plains teeming with wildlife. The facts provided in the book are beautifully clear whilst being highly informative. As well as their beautiful photographs, the authors include excellent factual details, easily absorbed and crisply outlined. This book is both an artistic work and an educational pillar.


Author Biographies

Husband and wife award-winning photographers Philip and Ingrid van den Berg share 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.

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 20 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.