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The 90 full-colour photographs illustrating “Liontide” are of outstanding quality some of them are by far the best photographs of certain aspects of lion behaviour that I have come across. – Natura, No. 22, December 1990-Feb. 1991.

In this remarkable book Chris McBride, author of the White Lions of Timbavati and Operation White Lion provides a dramatic record of his time with the night hunters of Savuti. This account of the ceaseless struggle between Africa’s largest carnivore, the lion, and its prey hurtles the reader into the dust- swirled world of the Savuti Lion prides with all its uncertainty and sudden death.

It takes a rare gift to combine raw scientific data with a personal vision and belief in things natural to produce a captivating narrative. Chris McBride’s book based on his work in the mystical Savuti Channel area of Botswana is such a work. – Prof. J. du P Bothma, former head, CENTRE FOR WILDLIFE RESEARCH, UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

“A SUBLIMELY WRITTEN BOOK” Massive research and findings. His account of the big cats of the Savuti is totally passionate but beautifully compassionate – Keith Abendroth, THE CITIZEN, 23.7.90.

“PRIDE OF PLACE” This is an invaluable insight into lion behaviour, crammed with information and a book that will have pride of place on the shelf of any naturalist, whether amateur or professional. – John Michell, BUSINESS DAY, 4.6.90.

“A MINE OF NEW DATA” his kill sequences are quite incredible, exquisitely capturing the drama of the hunt. Liontide must rank as one of the most definitive works yet published on the behaviour of the King of Beasts. The book carries a picture gallery of some of the finest photographs I have ever seen of Wildlife in the raw. – Colin Mitchell, Magnum, December 1990.


“FASSINERENDE VERSLAG”… Hoewel Liontide wetenskaplike navorsingsresultate weergee, is dit geensins n wetenskaplike verslag nee dit is heerlike, boeiende leesstof and word aanbeveel vir almal met n liefde vir die natuur en vir avontuur. – Louise van Niekerk, November 1990, CONSERVA.

“N BUITENGEWOON, INDRINGENDE STUDIE” – Schalk le Roux, BEELD, 28.5.90 “SUPERB PHOTOGRAPHS” – J. Bennett, Sunday Tribune, 22.7.90.

“DAS PHANTASTISCHE UND UNGEWOHNLICHE FOTOS” In seinem Buch, LIONTIDE, das phantastische und ungewohnliche Fotos enthalt, beschreibt er die spielee, die Hunerperioden und Schlemmerein. – Seite 8 AFRIKA MOSAIK Herbst 1991.

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