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My Big Cats Journal

In search of lions, leopards, cheetahs and tigers

Steve Bloom

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Awe-inspiring photographs for children eager to find out more about the day-to-day life of big cats


Follow Steve Bloom as he travels across continents taking photographs. Find out how big-cat predators survive in tough conditions; how they live, grow up, hunt and have babies. Blooms in-the-field account makes a compelling narrative in the same way that the voiceover on a natural-history television programme is both informative and pacy. The photographs are full of drama. They are sharp and clear, and bring the subject to life for children. At the back of the book there is a brief section on how to take photographs of animals in the wild. Here, children will also find helpful tips about taking photographs of animals at home.

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Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 26.0 x 22.0 cm

Extent: 48 pp

Publication date: 16 April 2012

ISBN: 9780500650028

Contents List

Setting off Meet your guide – the photographer Steve Bloom. Discover the route you’re going to take and the big cats that you’re likely to see • King of the Beasts Days 1 to 10: On the trail of the king of the grasslands, the mighty lion • Leopard Watch Days 11 to 20: Be patient! Wait for the perfect shot of the night hunter, the leopard • The Cheetah Chase Days 21 to 30: Keep moving with the fastest animal in the world, the incredible cheetah • Tiger Trail Days 31 to 40: Tracking down the largest and most powerful of all the big cats, the tiger • Steve’s photo tips • Photo projects Great ideas for things to photograph yourself.

About the Author

Steve Bloom is a photographer and writer. Son of South African journalist, novelist, and political activist Harry Bloom, he has written many photography books and essays.

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