Baby Animals

When I grow up, will I be the King of the Jungle...? Curious, playful, and clumsy: Michael Poliza's irresistible photographs of baby animals are so adorable that it is hard to imagine these same creatures growing up into fierce hunters or nimble prey, battling it out for survival.


This gift book is the first title of Poliza's baby animal photographs, many of them published for the first time. From lion cubs in Botswana to baby chimpanzees and gorillas in Tanzania, penguin chicks on the Antarctic peninsula to polar bear cubs in Canada, Poliza travels the world in search of the most endearing wildlife babies. Whether in the African savannah or polar extremes, few photographers have come so close to their wildlife subjects. To achieve such proximity, Poliza shows masterful sensitivity and patience, not only towards the baby animals themselves, but also with their fiercely protective mothers. From a frolicking baby elephant to a sleeping little lion cub, Baby Animals brings page after page of heart-warming images and tiny triumphs in nature photography.



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