Book Review: Sublime Nature

Sublime Nature is a collection of film and digital images by some of the National Geographic Society’s world-class photographers. If you are looking for inspiration, David Hay is certain that this is the book for you

The photographic archive of the National Geographic Society must be massive. It contains the work of their best photographers, who have contributed work to the magazine over many years. Every now and again the Society produces a book of their best images on a certain theme. In this book the theme is the natural world, both the landscape and the creatures that inhabit it.

The book is divided into four chapters with the themes Awe, Grace, Joy and Peace. A short essay on the theme precedes each chapter (which I felt came across as slightly pretentious), however the main attraction of this book is the photographs, and they are very good. A quick roll call of the contributors reveals names like ...

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David Hay

I took up photography at the age of eleven and have been passionate about it ever since. As a retired biologist I still marvel at the beauty of the natural world and try and capture the colours and forms of natural things around me.

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