Go big or go home. That’s the mantra of big-animal photographers and longtime friends Amos Nachoum and Marko Dimitrijevic, and in the new book BIG, you can see why they’re so passionate about the planet’s largest creatures.
Anyone interested in underwater photography will know Amos Nachoum, whose amazing work has graced the pages of DPG and numerous other publications, as well as winning, well, big, in countless international photo competitions around the world—most recently, the top prize in the 2021 World Nature Photography Awards.
Meanwhile, Marko Dimitrijevic, an accomplished underwater shooter in his own right, specializes in topside wildlife photography, and has amassed a similarly impressive collection of images appearing in the world’s most prestigious publications.
BIG brings together the best work of these big kahunas of the wildlife photography world in 256 pages and more than 170 images. Along the way, the photographers share their thoughts (in English and German) on coming face to face with giants including great whites, leopard seals, blue whales, polar bears, gorillas, lions and tigers.
Available now, the hardback book is priced at $85 or €60. Copies will be available in the U.S. from June 15th and can be pre-ordered on Amazon now. See the press release below for more information.
Photographs: Marko Dimitrijevic, Amos Nachoum
Be amazed and learn about the giants of the animal kingdom here—in our large-format book BIG
Big Animals, Big Emotions: When award-winning wildlife photographers Amos Nachoum and Marko Dimitrijevic join forces, the results are spectacular. In BIG, they take us on a remarkable and moving journey around the world of big animals—and into ourselves.
For the first time a wildlife photography book is crafted through the emotions felt by its photographers. When we encounter an animal in nature, we have a direct emotional response to it. We can feel awe, admiration, fascination, and yes, sometimes love or fear as well. Marko and Amos bring you face to face with the biggest animals through their amazing photos. They also share their emotions getting very close to giant grizzly and polar bears, diving with great white and whale sharks, photographing roaring tigers and lions, observing up close gorillas, leopard seals, bisons, eagles and more. And even approaching 200-ton blue whales.
Marko Dimitrijevic and Amos Nachoum are friends, and in their combined 70 years of experience photographing wildlife, they have taken hundreds of sensational photos of animal encounters in the wild. For the first time ever, they have assembled their best photos of the world’s largest animals in BIG. The photographers also tell us what it is like to look these giants in the eye. Nachoum and Dimitrijevic invite everyone to consider how the animals reflect our natures and what we can learn about ourselves by observing them and protecting them.
Marko Dimitrijevic is a Swiss photographer and entrepreneur who lives in Miami. He holds degrees from the Universite de Lausanne and Stanford University and has traveled to more than 120 countries focusing on endangered species and conservation. His photos have been awarded by or published in The Sunday Times, Travel + Leisure, Travel Photographer of the Year, Ocean Geographic, Sony World Photo Awards, Digital Foto, Alert Diver, American Photo, Islands, International Photography Awards, Photopro, Boats International, Nature’s Best Photography and many others.
Amos Nachoum is a prize-winning Israeli photographer who was a National Geographic Team Leader on various photo expeditions documenting the Red Sea, white sharks, and killer whales. His photos and essays have appeared in hundreds of publications around the globe, including National Geographic, Time, Life, New York Times, Le Figaro, Der Spiegel and Unterwasser and more. Amos’ photographs won awards from Nikon, Communication Arts, and the BBC, who named him Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Through his agency, Big Animals Global Expeditions, he organizes maritime expeditions and photo trips. In 2021 he gained the title of World Nature Photographer of the Year for his image ‘Facing reality.’
- The ultimate book about the giants of the animal kingdom
- The premiere of a prize-winning body of work: the first joint volume from award winning photographers and friends Marko Dimitrijevic and Amos Nachoum
Published in May 2022 by teNeues Verlag: www.teneues.com
Large size: 27.5 x 34 cm/ 10 5/6 x 13 31a in.
Weight 2.33 kg
256 pages, hardcover
155 color and 18 b/w photographs
Text: English, German
€ 60 $ 85 £ 50