Africa's Big Five

Africa s Big Five Lion leopard rhino buffalo and elephant have for centuries been heralded as the Big Five not as one would assume in order to lure visitors to the continent s conservation areas but because in t
  • Title: Africa's Big Five
  • Author: Roger de la Harpe Pat de la Harpe
  • ISBN: 9780624039716
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Africa's Big Five
    Lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant have for centuries been heralded as the Big Five, not, as one would assume, in order to lure visitors to the continent s conservation areas, but because in the hunting era of days gone by, these animals were considered to be the most difficult and dangerous of Africa s trophy species Today, however, there is no denying that theLion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant have for centuries been heralded as the Big Five, not, as one would assume, in order to lure visitors to the continent s conservation areas, but because in the hunting era of days gone by, these animals were considered to be the most difficult and dangerous of Africa s trophy species Today, however, there is no denying that they are collectively the continent s most effective magnet for tourism And with good reason The majestic and sociable lion and the stealthy and solitary leopard are the most handsome of Africa s 10 cat species Rhinos in particular the black rhino have been hunted almost to extinction for their impressive horns, but through careful conservation efforts, they have staged a remarkable recovery The hefty buffalo, alone an irascible beast, yet docile and calm in a herd, has a presence all its own And the elephant, the epitome of Africa, is well known not only for its size, but for its fiercely protective matriarchs, which put the human animal to shame.These then are Africa s Big Five, and here they are portrayed in their natural surroundings in various locations across the continent at leisure and on the hunt, in family groups and alone in a series of magnificent photographs, complemented by colourful and informative text.
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    About " Roger de la Harpe Pat de la Harpe "

  • Roger de la Harpe Pat de la Harpe

    Roger and Pat de la Harpe s careers in photography and writing have spanned some 28 years, starting when Roger was appointed as the photographer for Natal Parks Board now Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife in 1986 He held this post for 16 years before leaving to freelance in the wildlife, travel and tourism sectors Pat has a degree in social sciences from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and followed a career in commerce and local government before joining Roger on his many trips and commissions in Africa.They are not new to book publishing having written and or photographed some 26 books between them, the latest ones being In search of the African Wild Dog and In Search of the African lion In addition their work has appeared in many local and international publications, most notably Getaway Magazine, Africa Geographic, German GEO and BBC Wildlife They also undertake commissioned shoots in the tourism industry Roger and Pat work as a team and share a passion for natural history, wild places and different cultures When not at work they enjoy movies and long walks in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands where they live and where Roger indulges in his other passion mountain biking.

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