If you've ever seen a BBC nature series, then you know how amazing they are. I'm thinking "Planet Earth, "Blue Planet", "Human Planet", and of course, "The Hunt".
"The Hunt" focuses on the relationship between predator and prey. Just about every ecosystem is covered, from the plains of Africa to the deepest oceans. It's fascinating to learn the various methods by which predators successfully hunt - often times it's purely physical dominance; other times it's about outsmarting the prey; and sometimes teamwork does the trick. Also just as interesting is how species have evolved and adapted to avoid being on the dinner menu and better survive encounters with predators.
This book serves as an informational supplement to the television series, but is also takes the reader into the production of the show. The procedures and equipment used to capture the stunning footage is discussed in the text (as well as shown in some behind the scenes photographs), and it's really remarkable what the talented crews were able to achieve.
Of course, the highlight of the book is the collection of high-quality photos of animals on the hunt and in the process of capturing prey.
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