Philip and Ingrid van den Berg, Heinrich van den Berg. Text by Philip van den Berg
HPH Publishing's latest book is a pocket-sized safari guide featuring the birds of the Kruger. Birding is becoming more popular than ever and this book will make it easier for readers to become familiar with the birds that are most often seen on game drives in the Greater Kruger area.Kruger Birds is a comprehensive guidebook that covers 447 Greater Kruger species.
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.
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Kruger Birds - Safari Guide - an awesome little book
A very special addition to the books we take with when we visit the Kruger. The photographs are beautiful and makes identification so much easier. Love the way it has been set out. It is small and easy to keep with you. Highly recommended and a wonderful gift for any bird lover.
HPH Publishing was stiptelik met aflewering. Ek sou die bestelling by hulle kantore gaan afhaal het, maar omdat hulle nie die publikasie in voorraad gehad het nie, het hulle die bestelling by my kom aflewer teen geen koste - dit verdien verseker 'n pluimpie. Ek sal definitief weer van HPH Publishing se dienste gebruik maak.
The overall content was well presented with clear identification markers of the types of birds seen in the Kruger. The photographs were precise with vivid colours allowing for easy identification.
I particularly liked the "thumbnails" which allowed for record keeping.
Overall the size of the book, with its hardy cover made keeping the book close at hand a pleasure.