Travel Books

We're pleased to present a sampler of some of our favorite travel, nature, wildlife and conservation-oriented books and videos. Start learning about your next destination or dreaming of adventures to come!

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  1. The Monarch Migration: A Journey through the Monarch Butterfly's Winter Home
    The Monarch Migration: A Journey through the Monarch Butterfly's Winter Home

    Author: Nat Hab's own Court Whelan, Ph.D.

    Explore the monarch butterfly’s extraordinary winter home in this photographic and scientific journey.  Combining over 17 years of photography and research, Court Whelan shares his deep knowledge of the monarch migration in a way that will resonate with readers, photographers, and naturalists of all ages.  Whether you have been to witness this sensational phenomenon yourself, dream to one day, or simply want to live vicariously through Court’s many years of doctoral research and conservation photography, this stunning photo book just might migrate to your coffee table permanently. 

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  2. The World of the Polar Bear
    The World of the Polar Bear

    Author: Norbert Rosing

    For almost 20 years, Norbert Rosing has traveled regularly to the west coast of Hudson Bay, and has captured this unique world and its inhabitants on film. In The World of the Polar Bear, he guides us on a visual journey of discovery following the life cycle of the polar bear – a cycle closely tied to the melting and freezing of polar ice.

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  3. Auroras: Fire in the Sky
    Auroras: Fire in the Sky

    Author: Dan Bortolotti

    These 80 color photos by Yuichi Takasaka celebrate the beauty, history, folklore and science of the northern lights.

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  4. Yellowstone and Grand Teton Field Guide
    Yellowstone and Grand Teton Field Guide

    Author: Kurt F. Johnson

    Nat Hab Expedition Leader and wildlife biologist Kurt Johnson is a serious expert in the Greater Yellowstone eco-system and his comprehensive field guide Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks has become a must-have tool for any nature explorer to the region. Filled with essential facts and more than 1200 images and 130 illustrations of wildlife and their habitats, this handy-sized paperback is like “having your own personal naturalist” at your side.

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  5. Wild Borneo
    Wild Borneo

    Author: Nick Garbutt

    This beautiful oversized book of 250 color photographs, many full-page, and accompanying essays on Borneo's habitats, wildlife, history and conservation (including a chapter on the Heart of Borneo project), published in association with the World Wildlife Fund, is an excellent overview of the natural history of the island. 

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  6. Glimpses of Madagascar
    Glimpses of Madagascar

    Author: Ronald A. Lake

    In this stunningly illustrated book, Ronald A. Lake shares his photographs of the animal life, plant life and landscapes of Madagascar. Images of vast rural life and bustling city streets, of exotic lemurs and ancient baobabs, of rain forest and plains, reveal a deep look into an extraordinary land and its people, as well as the many economic and social challenges it faces.

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  7. The Traveling Nature Photographer
    The Traveling Nature Photographer

    Author: Steven Morello

    Are you planning to take a trip to a place with extreme cold, humidity, or dust and don’t know how to prepare? Whether it is choosing a lens or making a bad weather day into a good photo day, this book is exactly the reference you will want to have. Written by our own award winning guide and photographer Steven Morello, The Traveling Nature Photographer is perfect for anyone who travels to photograph the natural world. In fact, this book is a direct response to the photographic issues that Steve has encountered during the twenty plus years of guiding on Natural Habitat adventures. If you have traveled with Steve, you know of his easy going and good-humored way of interpreting the natural world, this book is an extension of his guiding manner. Filled with more then 225 beautiful photographs, you are sure to enjoy this book.

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  8. The Photographer's Eye
    The Photographer's Eye

    Author: Michael Freeman

    The Photographer's Eye shows how anyone can develop the ability to see and shoot great digital photographs. The book explores all the traditional approaches to composition and design, but crucially, it also addresses the new digital technique of shooting in the knowledge that a picture will later be edited, manipulated, or montaged to result in a final image that may be very different from the one seen in the viewfinder. Soft cover.

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  9. Kenya

    Author: Michael Poliza & Friends

    Award-winning photographer Michael Poliza's seventh book for teNeues showcases Kenya with aerial shots and dramatic landscapes, vivid animal studies, and portraits of the proud Maasai people. This stunning book captures the spirit of the place and its inhabitants like no other. Poliza conveys the adventure and excitement of the unique locations he has chosen to explore, and as with all his best-selling titles, Poliza's concern for fragile eco-systems and vibrant cultures is reflected on every page. A skilled artist and gifted storyteller, Poliza's one-of-a-kind work combines advanced technique and original composition. Each breathtaking photograph is beautifully printed on luxurious paper and stands on its own as an expressive work of art.

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  10. The Urge To Know
    The Urge To Know

    Author: John Calvert

    It was love at first sight when Jonathan Calvert saw the Matterhorn in 1953. Something in the way the mountain held sway over him inspired a lifelong passion for natural beauty and adventure. Over the next fifty years, Calvert climbed, hiked, trekked, sailed, kayaked, and dog-sledded in wild places across the globe, following his urge to know.
    And he hasn’t quit yet. 

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  11. Earth Under Fire
    Earth Under Fire

    Author: Gary Braash

    Earth Under Fire is a comprehensive look at the world wide effects of climate change. In dramatic photographs, maps and quotes from world climate science leaders, this one-of-a-kind book shows how the earth is being changed right now.
    The book illustrates on-going shifts from weather extremes and melting glaciers to disruptions of animal migration and plant growth -- including the strong impact on human life, cities and cultures.
    Earth Under Fire ends with a vision of how we can slow global warming and improve the lives of people everywhere.
    Photography, research and main text by Gary Braasch based on his acclaimed photo-documentation World View of Global Warming. 270 pages, 110 photographs plus maps, scientist essays, informative sidebars, detailed references and bibliography.


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  12. Great White Bear Tours
    Great White Bear Tours

    Author: Great White Bear Tours

    If you have ever been curious about the backstory of Great White Bear, the local business that provides the tundra rovers for our Polar Bear adventures, this book goes deeper than a Churchill snowdrift. With personal stories, accounts of famous guests, and touching images, you will quickly feel like part of the family after reading the passages in this colorful book. Check out page 83 which features none other than Ben Bressler, Founder of Natural Habitat Adventures!

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  13. The Sarcastic Lens
    The Sarcastic Lens

    Authors: Richard and Amy Lynn ~ Natural Habitat Guests

    This coffee table book chronicles how two ordinary photography enthusiasts traveled to 40 different countries on all seven continents to observe and photograph hundreds of animal species of all sizes and shapes. Presented in 700 images accompanied by sarcastic (hence the title) prose, this is more than a photography book. The author, a Natural Habitat guest, likes to say: “Come for the photos, stay for the stories.” A great gift for nature travel enthusiasts!

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  14. Tales From Nowhere
    Tales From Nowhere
    Out of stock

    Author: Don George

    Full of surprise, passion, wonder, curiosity and revelation, the 31 real-life tales in this collection compose a kaleidoscopic portrait of the many Nowheres we visit – and the many roads we take to get there. These richly varied tales all celebrate and illuminate one simple truth: If we embark on each adventure with an open ear and an open mind, travel will take us places we never planned to go, and enrich and enlighten us in ways we never otherwise would have known. Includes contributions from well-known international adventurers.

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  15. In Bushveld and Desert: A Game Ranger's Life
    In Bushveld and Desert: A Game Ranger's Life
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    Author: Christiaan Bakkes

    In February 1994 it made headline news: a young game ranger from the Kruger National Park was attacked by two crocodiles and lost his left arm. For Christiaan Bakkes, recklessness and an insatiable lust for adventure led to tragedy. Writing about his experiences a unique writer’s voice was born. A South African Hemingway.

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