Bear Portraits by Jill Greenberg
The portraits in this book are gorgeous. Full-grown brown bears, grizzlies, black bears, Polar bears, and bear cubs are photographed in a studio against a portrait backdrop. The poses are cute, funny, frightening, thoughtful and the bears at times seem almost human.
For me, the bears lose some of their awesomeness by being taken out of nature, but that’s just me. They’re a little too clean here, too perfect.
The photos are beautiful, though, letting us see these amazing, fascinating creatures face to face. I can see animal lovers adoring this book.
“Only the gentle are ever really strong.” -James Dean (as quoted in Bear Portraits)
My copy was provided by the publisher for review, and the above is my honest opinion. I am an Amazon Associate.
I think I have to agree: part of the magic of a bear is seeing it in nature.
I’m also glad I didn’t have to be there to scoop the poop. Ever seen bear poop? It’s rather… large.
I can’t imagine what they had to do to get bears to pose like that. If the cover is any indication, the book is gorgeous.
I love bears!
I agree, I would love to see a “behind the scenes” version of this one! I LOVE the cover. SO CUTE!
I have this one too from netgalley.com….. but I haven’t checked it out yet. I will now!
I so want that book. I don’t know where to get it from but I’m getting it. Thank you so much for the review. You are the best!