An awe-inspiring journey, this remarkable album from nature artist Robert Bateman reveals the variety, diversity, and fragility of life on our planet. From the North American cardinal to the charging rhino in East Africa, these paintings capture the essence of life and the precious environment in which it exists. Focusing on Bateman as a developing environmentalist, the messages in these images are urgent and provocative.
Robert Bateman has been hailed as the most influential wildlife artist of the 20th century. His lifelong passion for wildlife and nature led to his second career as an advocate for environmental concerns, a role for which he has received awards and public recognition. He is the illustrator of "The Art of Robert Bateman," "Birds," and "Natural Worlds." He lives in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. Rick Archbold is a writer, an editor, a nature conservationist, and the author of "Natural Worlds." He lives in Toronto, Ontario.