Cloth, 159 pp., $39.95
As in his prior works, in this collection of his photographs, author and photographer Andy Rouse continues to bring pleasure to the eyes of viewers. The images are meant to “express the relationship between habitat and the species that exist within it.” Panoramic views of birds in flight and at rest across a broad landscape, animals’ eyes hypnotically gazing at the viewer, and sea creatures plunging into deep ocean waters are but a few of the stunning visual renderings that exhibit close relationships in the natural world. As Rouse points out, some photographs are seemingly abstract and others require the viewer to think about their meaning. This photographic essay is particularly meaningful to both dedicated environmentalists and those with artistic interests.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden