Amazonia is, without doubt, the greatest rainforest on earth. Covering two and three quarter million square miles, it crosses the political borders of nine countries. Some 50 percent of the world's terrestrial species, including rare - and often unique - animals and plants are found here, while during the rainy season, a staggering one fifth of all fresh water on the planer flows along the mighty river Amazon.Nick Gordon's photographs give us an unrivalled insight into that wilderness. Having lived in Amazonia for more than ten years, filming and photographing the wildlife and indigenous peoples of the area, he has amassed a unique and wide-ranging collection of images. Written in a lively and accessible style, the accompanying text is both informative and entertaining. Features in Wildlife, Travel and Photography magazines.
NICK GORDON started his photography career as a news cameraman for the BBC, eventually obtaining his first wildlife commission. His films have been shown in over 100 countries around the world and he has won more than twenty international awards for his photography, including Best Film at the 4th International TV Science Festival, Paris 1993. He has made numerous films for the BBC Natural History Unit and ITV Survival. Nick was making films in the Amazon up to his death in 2004. He is also author of Tarantulas, Marmosets and other stories: An Amazon Diary as well as the recently published Monkeys of the Amazon in the Wildlife Monograph series from Evans Mitchell Books