Feeling Naturey

After reading the Styling Librarian’s post today, I was feeling naturey. How could I not?

This beautiful one-minute video from the World Wildlife Federation is genius. It masterfully shows the “similarities” between humans and animals. Ivan, Stella, and Ruby immediately come to mind.

I was also reminded of a little video preview I shot of a nature book that is coming out soon. I saw it on Kim’s ARC table at Monkey See, Monkey Do and “grabbed” it to play. Fascinating.

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Here is the IndieBound description:

Once before, we introduced a brand-new idea with a challenge: You won’t believe your eyes. The book was “Gallop ,” the technology was Scanimation(R), and the result was a bestseller. Now we’re back with another dazzling idea, and this time for the whole family: The book is “Safari,” it uses never-before-seen Photicular technology, and the result is breathtaking. “Safari “is a magical journey. Readers, as if on safari, encounter eight wild animals that come alive. Using an innovative lenticular-based technology, precision sliding lenses, and original four-color video imagery, each image is like a 3-D movie on the page, delivering a rich, fluid, immersive visual experience. The cheetah bounds. The gazelle leaps. The African elephant snaps its ears. The gorilla munches the leaves off a branch. It’s mesmerizing, as visually immediate as a National Geographic or Animal Planet special.Accompanying the images is” Safari,” the guide: It begins with an evocative journal of a safari along the Mara River in Kenya and interweaves the history of safaris. Then for each animal there is a lively, informative essay and an at-a-glance list of important facts. It’s the romance of being on safari–and the almost visceral thrill of seeing the animals in motion– in a book unlike any other.

And for a brief sneak peak, click here:

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Happy nature day.

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