Jill Greenburg usually takes photographs of famous celebrities.  However, she agreed to do several shoots for an Animal Planet Campain and decided to publish some of the photos.  First she published Monkey Portraits and now, Bear Portraits.
The book includes potraits of black , Kodiak, brown, a Russian brown, and a Polar bear.  The bears that she worked with were trained, so she was able to work up close to them.
Many of the portraits look more like painting than photographs.  They look like Greenburg was painting with her camera.  The shots are breathtaking and Greenburg captured emotions of the bears that looked human.  This is a stunning book, which I am proud to display prominently on my coffee table.
Thanks to Anna Balasi of Hachette Books for this book.
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