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Ngorongoro Hardcover – October 10, 2006


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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Welcome Books; 2nd edition (October 10, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599620189
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599620183
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 14.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,447,999 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Reinhard Kunkel was born in Berlin in 1942 and studied economics in Saarbrucken. A German champion in his teens, his swimming career later led to his first African safari. The safari saw the end of the economist and the beginning of the wildlife photographer, film-maker and writer. He is the author of Elephants (1982), African Elephants (1999) and his photographs and articles have appeared in many magazines, including: National Geographic, Life, Stern, Geo, Paris-Match, Terre Sauvage, BBC Wildlife Magazine and the Sunday Times magazine. A number of his films have been broadcast by the BBC. He lives in Munich with is Australian wife and fellow photographer, Lala Kunkel.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Paul B. on July 26, 2007
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If you ever had the desire to go to Africa and take pictures this is the book that will cause you to sell the house to make the desire come true. The photography is beyond the norm. Inspiring where mere words could not do justice. Well done in all ways.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bryan Cox on August 23, 2007
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Breathtaking photography. Kunkel has captured the atmosphere so brilliantly that I felt as though I was back in this spectacular place. Bravo!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By P. P. De Heer on March 24, 2007
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The high quality of the book (paper, photo's, layout) let us relive our trip to the crater. There are some really spectacular photo's. The photographer captured with his camera the beautiful but also raw daily life of one of the most amazing spots on this planet.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By vlawrence5 VINE VOICE on July 12, 2010
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Of those to whom much is given, much is expected. In receiving permission to live in Tanzania's celebrated Ngorongoro Crater for the purpose of photographing its celebrated black rhinos, not to mention being provided with a cabin for his residence there, Reinhard Kunkel was given much. Visitors currently are typically restricted to one half day in the great caldera and permitted access to only a small fraction of its area. Given the nearly incomprehensible opportunity Kunkel enjoyed to photograph the caldera's wild inhabitants, it is equally incomprehensible that a number of characteristic species are not represented. Although Kunkel observed leopards there, even very near the cabin on at least one occasion, he either photographed none or decided against including any leopard photos in his book. Their absence casts "Ngorongoro" among the few coffee-table books on the region's wildlife that fail to incorporate the African "Big Five." In a similar vein, by failing to include a photograph of a side-striped jackal, Kunkel comes within one species of completing the suite of canids of Ngorongoro.

"Ngorongoro" raises concern as to how familiar Kunkel became with the caldera's avifauna. I consider his essay on Egyption vultures a highlight of the book, but it includes a misspelling of Ruppell's griffon vulture in recounting these birds harassing a tawny eagle. However, his photograph of five vultures confronting the eagle in a series of remarkable photos following the essay depicts white-backed griffons rather than Ruppell's. Meanwhile, the caption to his photo of a Ruppell's griffon facing off with a golden jackal on page 69 identifies it merely as "a griffon vulture.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By George J. Ekel on October 22, 2009
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Ngorongoro ???!! What is it ? Well, it is a crater of an extinct volcano in Tanzania, 13 miles wide, one of the largest in the world. Imagine a volcano of this size erupt and, later, its cone collapse thousands of feet deep into the crater. That's what happened. Now, the bottom of the caldera is a green plain, with lakes and rivers and an abundance of wildlife: elephants, giraffes, rhinos, zebras, flamingos ..., you name it you'll find it there. And you'll find it in Reinhard Kunkel's photo-album, Ngorongoro.

Ngorongoro is a huge book, both in its physical dimensions (14"*11") and in its contents. Kunkel, I believe an economist by education, once he came eye-to-eye with African wildlife on a safari, he changed his career: he fell in love with African wildlife and became its photographer. For several years he lived at the bottom of Ngorongoro among its animals, taking thousands of stunning pictures of them. The result is this book, published in five languages and getting him a gold medal in the prestigious Leica Olympics of Photography and other awards.

I found this album, and listed through it, in Thloma Mountain Lodge, in Tanzania, just before going to Ngorongoro; after seeing Kunkel's pictures, I couldn't wait for it. And after I came back home from Africa, one of the first things I did was order Ngorongoro from Amazon. Now, weeks after my African safari, every now and then I return to it not only looking again and again at Kunkel's pictures, but also reading his narrative accompanying the pictures. If you looked over a number of photo-albums you probably noticed that the quality of the text rarely matches the quality of the photography.
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