One World: A Photographer's Global Journey is a distillation of the best images from a year-long adventure Oregon-based photographer Stuart Gordon embarked on with his wife and three children to 23 countries on six continents. In the first of the three-volume set, the photographer brings you images of extraordinary landscapes from Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, Oceania, South and Central America. Volume II focuses on wildlife from these regions, while Volume III captures the essence of the people and cultures encountered through portraiture, architectural and street photography.
Volume II begins with the clown-like puffins and unique pure-bred horses of Iceland and moves on to the sled dogs and sea eagles of Norway. In England, you'll visit a world-famous birds of prey sanctuary in Andover before discovering the magnificent ibex of the French alps, a creature that was rescued from the brink of extinction in the last century. In South Africa, the photographer takes you to a primate sanctuary in Tsitsikamma National Park and the cranes and flamingoes of the Hermanus Lagoon. In Betty's Bay, South Africa, you'll be introduced to a unique penguin species before visiting the rich variety of wildlife in Zambia and Botswana's Okavango Delta, one of the richest wild game regions of the world. You'll be taken up close and personal with endangered white rhinos, elephant herds and a pride of lions fresh from a zebra kill. Marvel at the sight of battling kudus and herds of wildebeest. In Thailand, meet sacred elephants that have mastered the art of painting. In Australia, you'll be introduced to the endangered Tasmanian Devil, and in Patagonia's diverse landscape Gordon brings the ecosystem into focus with images of guanaco, puma, foxes and rheas. Llamas, flamingoes and coatamundi are a part of the portfolio, as well as the diverse bird and reptilian population of the Costa Rican and Ecuadorean rainforests.