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“Graceful, elegant and dressed in colorful plumage, these birds are the protagonists of the book Flamingo (teNeues Publishers), which offers a vision of the behavior and life of a colony of flamingos as never seen before.” —María Casbas, Conde Nast Traveler Spain
“In this fabulous and informative book, Claudio Contreras Koob combines his passions as a biologist and photographer to capture the fabulous flamingo in all its glory.”  —Lilly Subbotin, Daily Mail
“Combining a deep subject knowledge and artistic eye, he [Contreras Koob] has produced a superb collection of images that play with colour, light, form and movement.”  —Outdoor Photography

“If you are looking for great examples of wildlife and bird photography, this is a beautiful collection and a worthy addition to your shelf for fans of the genre.” —Live Preston & Fylde
Rarely does a bird mesmerize us as much as the flamingo: Graceful, elegant and decked out in colorful plumage, it has evolved into a trendy bird with a cult following in recent years. And no one can give us a better understanding of this animal than Claudio Contreras Koob: A biologist and photographer, he has had a special relationship with the flamingos of his native Mexico since childhood. At a young age, he would disappear for hours into the swamps and mangrove forests of the Yucatan Peninsula to discover the local flora and fauna, where he encountered for the first time the breathtaking display a flamingo colony presents during mating season. Since that day, his love for nature, and especially flamingos, has been unwavering.

With over 120 spectacular photographs, this book offers a glimpse into the behavior and life of a flamingo colony as never seen before. It is the result of over 20 years of a passion that combines biology and photography.

Text in English, German and Spanish.

About the Author

Claudio Contreras Koob studied biology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He has dedicated himself to the profession of photography for more than 20 years and has been actively involved in various conservation projects throughout Mexico. His photographs have been published and exhibited both nationally and internationally, and he has received numerous awards in prestigious competitions such as the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Nature’s Best, and Asferico. He is a full member of the International League of Conservation Photographers. Koob’s last expedition took him to Socorro Island in the Revillagigedo Archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where he documented many endemic and endangered species.

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teNeues Books
28th Mar 2022
USA & Canada
9.25 in x 11.81 in
224 Pages
120 color
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