One of a Kind: The Unique World of Island Animals
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Fascinating animal species that exist only on their respective islands, in the spotlight for the first time ever - Amazing insights into the dazzling world of island creatures - In collaboration with the Nature Picture Library, which supports important conservation projects with its proceeds This book of photographs puts the spotlight on a group of animals that is little-noticed, and undeservedly so: endemic species that exist only on their respective islands. Isolated from continents by the ocean, certain species have been able to evolve further and differently than their counterparts on the mainland, where they are subjected to far more threats such as predators and diseases. Over time, giants like the Indonesian Komodo dragon have evolved, which grows up to three meters long and weighs 70 kilos. The comet moth lives on Madagascar, and the odd King of Saxony bird-of-paradise flies around on New Guinea. The flightless cormorant on Galapagos, on the other hand, retracted its flight instruments over time because it had no need for them. Readers can expect a variety of animal beauty and extravagance. Text in English and German.
224 pages, Hardcover, June 2022.
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