Wolf Empire

An Intimate Portrait of a Species


Book Description

From award-winning photographer Scott Ian Barry comes Wolf Empire--the most comprehensive and stunning visual record of wolves ever published in black-and-white photography. In this world of fur and teeth, texture and shape, light and shadow, Barry creates a highly intimate look at wolves and their often mystifying way of life.

Each high-quality photograph is accompanied by a narrative in which Barry relates the circumstances that led to the taking of the photo, or some unique personal observation about wolf behavior gathered from his more than thirty years of experience as a wildlife photographer. His great reverence for these magnificent animals comes through in frame after frame of wolves in varying degrees of harmony and aggression, excitement and tranquility, cooperation and solitude--all part of their experience and essential to their survival. Barry’s photographs show wolves for the individuals they are, a species as diverse as humans.

About Barry, Scott Ian

Scott Ian Barry has had more than thirty years of experience as a wildlife photographer. His photos have been published in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times and with the Smithsonian Institution and the Sierra Club.
Barry has appeared with a wolf at Carnegie Hall in New York City and on NBC's Today Show. His extraordinary photos of wolves appear in the children's book Kingdom of the Wolves,  which won the oustanding science trade book award from the National Science Teacher's Association, and in a wolf calendar.
After privately viewing Barry's award-winning wildlife portfolio, Ansel Adams called Barry's images "striking and generous portraits."
Barry lives in Woodstock, New York.