ReadersMagnet Review recommends these five amazing animal photo books for May 2021.

The Animal Kingdom by Randal Ford

The Animal Kingdom is easily one of the top animal photography books ever published in the last decade. Acclaimed photographer Randal Ford is known for his love of animals and passion for animal portraits. In this 2018 collection, Randal Ford features captivating and powerful photographs of 150 majestic birds and animals, including young male lion cubs, chimpanzees, African crane, cockatoos, flamingos, roosters, tigers, cheetahs, and leopards, Arabian horses, bulls, and Longhorn sheep. The Animal Kingdom by Randal Ford is a timeless classic with its elegant design and package, and above all, its fine photography and unique collection of animals. Any animal reader or wildlife photography would want to experience Randal Ford’s fantastic masterpiece.

Who’s Yawning Now? by Nicki Geigert

Who’s Yawning Now? is the latest collection of wildlife photos by travel and wildlife photographer and author Nicki Geigert. This 2020 masterpiece is a photo book of yawning animals. The book shows a photo of an animal yawning on the right page. On the other side are information about the animal, including their habitat, what they eat, their details in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and three trivia about the said species. The book contains 42 pages with an animal corresponding for each letter in the alphabet except for letters q, u, and x. Who’s Yawning Now? is a book inspired by a photo of a yawning rhinoceros Geigert took years back. The book is designed for young kids up to age 12 years old and hopes to spread awareness of the importance of wildlife protection and preservation.

The Photo Ark Vanishing by Nat Geo

National Geographic will always be on our list when it comes to wildlife photography. This time, we decided to include the 2019 National Geographic The Photo Ark Vanishing: The World’s Most Vulnerable Animals. In this edition of Photo Ark quest, Nat geo features celebrated photojournalist Joel Sartore and his collection of photos of animals either destined for extinction or already extinct in the wild but still alive today. Sartore takes us eye to eye with endangered animals such as the Sumatran rhinoceros and the Salt Creek tiger beetle. Joel Sartore also pays tribute to the dedicated men and women working passionately to ensure the survival and preservation of some of these species. The Photo ark Vanishing is one touching photography book.

Animal Expressions by Judith Hamilton

Judith Hamilton is a graduate of the Intensive Photography Program at Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, Montana. She has participated in the Santa Fe School of Photography and The Maine Photographic Workshop. In 2016, she finally released Animal Expressions, a collection of images of wild animals with quotations that tell more about the captured moment. Judith Hamilton uses her talent to spread awareness and appreciation of wild animals, especially animal mothers and babies on the verge of extinction. Aside from her book, Hamilton also participates in exhibitions. The sales of her works profit the Wildlife Conservation Society, where Judith served as a trustee for 15 years. Animal Expression is a fine addition to any wildlife photography collection.

Birds: Intimate Images by David Jeffrey

To say that bird photography is challenging is an understatement. These flying and often shy creatures are the hardest to photograph animals, especially in the wild. They are often in the air and are easily spooked. But for skilled photographer David Jeffrey, it’s just another day in the office. For many years, Jeffrey has been taking photographs of these lovely winged creatures. Finally, last year Jeffrey published his collection of bird photos. The book features the private lives of birds of the Atlantic and Gulf coastlines, their routines, their habitats, as well as their daily preys. The pictures are all in striking color and crisp quality. If you are a bird lover or someone interested in wildlife photography, David Jeffrey’s book is a must-see.