Searching for black leopards
There are few animals as beautiful and as secretive as the black leopard. In his extraordinary new book The Black Leopard: My Quest to Photograph One of Africa’s Most Elusive Big Cats wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas documents his remarkable journey to find and photograph this legendary big cat.
About the photographer
Will Burrard-Lucas is a British wildlife photographer whose work has been featured in many international media outlets and international photography awards. He is also an advocate for wildlife conservation and works with numerous conservation groups, including the World Wildlife Fund and the Tsavo Trust. When not traveling, he lives in Buckinghamshire, UK.
Burrard-Lucas created the BeetleCam, a remote-control camera buggy which enables photographers to take close-up photographs of wildlife. He later developed a high-quality camera trap system for photographing elusive and nocturnal animals, and is the founder of Camtraptions, a company specializing in products for remote and camera trap photography.
About the book
This extraordinary blend of memoir and nature photography book sweeps readers along on a journey to find the gorgeous and elusive black leopard. Will Burrard-Lucas’s love for leopards began during his childhood in Tanzania and propelled him into a career as a wildlife photographer. In his quest to create intimate portraits of animals, he developed innovative technology, including a remote-controlled camera buggy, BeetleCam, and a high quality camera trap system for photographing nocturnal creatures.
In Africa, black leopards are so rare as to be the stuff of legend but in 2018, Burrard-Lucas photographed one of the elusive cats in Kenya with the help of the local people. In this transporting book, Burrard-Lucas tells his story of creativity, adventure, and passion for wild animals, alongside awe-inspiring images of lions, elephants, and the black leopard itself.
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