New Book Captures Stunning Wildlife Migrations

Right now neotropical birds and monarch butterflies are on the move, migrating from their winter grounds in Mexico, Central or South America to their breeding grounds here in North America. Renowned wildlife photographer Art Wolfe has a new book out that captures images of migrating wildlife from around the world and it’s nothing short of stunning.

Southern carmine bee-eaters, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. Photo by Art Wolfe.

Southern carmine bee-eaters, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. Photo by Art Wolfe.

The book, entitled Migrations: Wildlife in Motion is an excellent example of the power that photography has to connect us to the natural world and inspire us to protect wildlife. Beyond the birds and butterflies we can support here in our own backyards and neighborhoods, each year wildlife species ranging from humpback whales to whooping cranes to wildebeest move long distances to find the habitat resources they need to survive and procreate.

Northern elephant seals, Año Nuevo State Reserve, California, USA. Photo by Art Wolfe.

Northern elephant seals, Año Nuevo State Reserve, California, USA. Photo by Art Wolfe.

Most of us will never get the chance to witness such impressive natural phenomena personally, but through photography, we can get a glimpse into one of the planet’s most impressive natural events: migration.

Art Wolfe’s photos have been featured in National Wildlife Federation publications and he’s a supporter of our programs. His yard is even a Certified Wildlife Habitat. If you’re inspired by his work, participate in our annual Photo Contest this year and have your photos featured in National Wildlife magazine.

Check out this video teaser of the Migrations: Wildlife in Motion and be inspired.

All images © Art Wolfe / ArtWolfe.com, from Migrations: Wildlife in Motion, published by Earth Aware Editions.

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