Photographers and nature lovers will be captivated by Chased by the Light (NorthWord Press, $35, 1559716711), a new book of photographs from world-renowned nature photographer Jim Brandenburg. The book grew out of a self-assigned challenge: to take just one picture a day for the 90 days of fall. Each photograph would be a true original, like a painting, and would capture a scene in Brandenburg's beloved home, the boreal forest of northern Minnesota.
Through 90 stunning color photographs ranging from 350-year-old cedars to the aurora borealis to the bloody pawprint of an injured wolf and insightful journal entries, Brandenburg evokes the spirit of this wild and isolated place. In the process, he captures something more as well.
As National Geographic editor William Allen observes in his foreword, with every frame we see the breadth of nature in a single shot.