Bruce Kekule’s Wild Rivers was, and still is, a landmark in wildlife books for Thailand. Published in 2008 it is still unsurpassed and sets the standard by which all other wildlife books on Thailand are judged both in content and quality.
This is no ordinary collection of photographs in a book format, this a book in its own right. The author/photographer has used his unmatched years of experience in Thailand’s protected areas as well as his immense talent as a professional photographer to create a must own tome for anyone interested in Thailand and her natural heritage.
The book’s premise is a wildlife exploration of six of Thailand's major waterways: the Phetchaburi River; the Khlong Saeng River; the Huai Kha Khaeng River; the Mae Klong River; the Khwae Noi River and the Mae Ping River.
The uniqueness and importance of each waterway is explained and explored, both in text and by image. Creating an exposition for readers to understand the importance of these waterways, their forests, flora and habitats to support a magnificent range of wild and rare creatures. And as this is a book of Bruce Kekule, all of those creatures are shown in the best of his amazing photography. He was already Thailand’s pre-eminent wildlife photographer with two previous wildlife books to his credit, but with this publication he has set the bar at its highest and created a journey for all readers to take part in. It’s an intimate experience which is also filled with Bruce’s thoughts, experiences, concerns and fears for the future.
If you buy just one photographic book on Thailand’s wildlife in your lifetime – this is the one.