I am very excited to announce my new book 'The Mara' has now been published by Natural History Museum Publishing.


It is a showcase for my Black and White work with 160 pages and 80 Duotones.


"Unique duotone photographs" - Hagenbeck 3 August 2016

"Captures the immediacy and proximity of animals... creating a direct encounter between the viewer and the wild animals" - Photographie 9 August 2016

"You look at the pictures and hear the snorting of the nostrils, feel the trampling of the hooves, and hear the roar of the lions." - Irmgard Hockreither, Stern 18 August 2016

"Anup brings the wildlife into your living room." - Lucy Davies, The Telegraph Arts Review 20 August 2016

"Anup has succeeded in photographing the unmatched vitality of the animals." - GEO 23 August 2016

"A breathtaking, stunning series of photographs." - Liz Connor, Evening Standard 23 August 2016

"Anup knows and feels the land and its animals." - Kir Hanser, Die Welt 26 August 2016

"Anup has captured images that encapsulate the spirit of the place and it's wild inhabitants." - Outdoor Photography November 2016

"The impressive black and white photographs are accompanied by short texts"- Photohits Magazine, 4 October 2016

"Anup Shah's book takes us exactly to this strange world...you feel you are with the animals" - Johanna Peters, PhotoBildband 9 September, 2016

"Nowhere else can one get out of the 21st century and enter a primeval world" - Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung 25 September, 2016

"Shah’s camera often sits low to the ground—in his long horizontal images, adolescent lions and jackal pups look inquisitively at the camera. Baboons forage, an elephant family digs in the dirt, and he comes across a “gathering of placid giraffes, utterly relaxed in their home.” - PDN 16 November 2016

"Shah brings a unique sensibility to this fragile world, which translate to photographs that demonstrate the unflinching power and beauty of these wild animals." - Jessica Stewart, My Modern Met, 27 November 2016

"Anup gives voice to wildlife" - Resource Magazine, 7 December 2016

"Anup's black-and-white portraits thrust viewers into close-up encounters with the Masai Mara's denizens" - Kerri MacDonald, Lens Blog - New York Times, 14 December 2016

"Anup's work is intimate, framing animals in a light that captures details that are hard to come by" - Weather.com, 8 December 2016

"Portraying in each of the images a direct meeting with fascinating wild animals" - Manuel Iron, Incredibilia, 2 December 2016

"Incredible photographs.... its The Lion King brought to life" - Square Mile Magazine, 19 January 2017

"Anup gets inside the private space of wild animals, mentally, emotionally, intellectually" - Fanny Arlandis, Slate (FR) Magazine, 25 January 2017

"The images from 'The Mara' provide a startlingly fresh and rarely seen view of life" - Michael Zhang, Petapixel, 31 January 2017

"Anup creates drama by shooting from a perspective low to the ground, often with his subjects seeming to stare straight into the lens" - Ron Leach, Shutterbug, 3 February 2017

"Anup serves up the beauty of Maasai Mara" - totallycoolpix.com, 5 February 2017

"Intimate photographs transmit the special atmosphere of The Mara and its inhabitants" - Daniel Pascoal, Lense.fr, 9 February 2017

"Anup shows that what you see with animals is what you get, but what you get is so rich, you can't imagine" - Lorna Dockerill, Wild Planet Magazine, March 2017

"Anup's black and white photographs capture the spirit of the animals in a new light. His angles are absolutely stunning and the message is loud and clear to those that appreciate the art of black and white photography" - Sandra Iakovleva, Depositphotos, 2 June 2017

"A resourceful photographer captures rare, dramatic views of a wild world" - Barry Tanenbaum, Shutterbug Magazine, July 2017

"It dawns on me that these are intelligent, emotional, social and personable beings. I connect with their sentience" - Dodho Magazine, February 2018


Also available in German, French and Italian editions