In his first book, wildlife photographer David Gulden captures the incredible animals of Africa and their rapidly disappearing ecosystem. Shot over a period of fifteen years in Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda, Gulden’s black and white still portraits and action shots of silverback gorillas, water buffaloes, lions, elephants, zebras, caracels, and alligators are breathtaking. Most notable is a shot of the elusive and endangered mountain bongo, an image that took three years to Gulden to achieve. Gulden also documents the encroachment of tourists into animals’ habitat, taking his title fromYeats’ exhortation “The Centre Cannot Hold.” Featuring a foreword by acclaimed novelist Susan Minot, The Centre Cannot Hold is a superb photographic document of a disappearing world.
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