Some see him as the Indiana Jones of photography. To others, he is the man who made wildlife photography what it is today. To many, he is simply the best photographer in his field. Having announced his retirement at the age of 66, Michael “Nick” Nichols is without exaggeration a photojournalism icon. Before joining National Geographic and producing his 25 reports for the magazine, he collaborated with famed Magnum agency. A single objective has stuck with him from the very start of his career: to capture the wildest landscapes on our planet, and the creatures that call them home. Working in full immersion, he would spend months getting up-close and personal with the animals, their families, their behaviour and habitats. – Lois Lammerhuber When I retired I wanted to make a book with my favorite images presented in a substantial way. A companion to my biography by Melissa Harris with Aperture, A Wild Life. WILD is photographs meant to be consumed without words, to be looked at with emotion. I have always been an essayist, and through this I found a thread that...
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