Tomasz Gudzowaty became established as a wildlife documentary photographer in 1999, when he won the first of his World Press Photo awards in the nature category with a remarkable image of two cheetah cubs just about to take down their first prey. He has since traveled extensively throughout sub-Saharan Africa, amassing thousands of images of elephants, lions, cheetahs, wildebeest, zebras and other species. In 2008 Gudzowaty documented a remote emperor penguin colony in the Weddell Sea, a project he continued through his work on South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. Gudzowatys wildlife photography is characterized by a technical and aesthetic sophistication that is particularly visible in his depictions of large-scale natural spectacles, such as the annual wildebeest migration in Tanzania or the breeding season on the penguin rookeries. This book captures Gudzowatys passion and deep knowledge of his subject: keenly observing both general patterns and minute details, he brings the viewer closer to natures inner workings and beauty.
Born in 1971, Tomasz Gudzowaty is a Polish documentary and portrait photographer who has won many major international photography competitions, including World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year International. He has spent the last two decades pursuing diverse subjects from wildlife to social issues and sport, creating a body of work with a consistent visual message and intellectual vision. His photography has been exhibited globally and published in magazines and newspapers such as Max, LEquipe, Newsweek, Forbes, Time, Photo, GQ, The Guardian, National Geographic, British Journal of Photography, and Vogue Italia. Gudzowaty is also the author of several books.