Sacred Nature Safari Colouring Book
by Jonathan Scott
Fifty-one illustrations by award-winning wildlife photographers, TV presenters and authors Jonathan and Angela Scott – all representing the best of African safari experiences, from big cats made famous by TV series to Masaai peoples’ way of life, and all for colouring in. The perfect travel companion, safari souvenir or inspiration to visit Africa.
Size: 235 X 260 mm
Number of pages: 56
About this book
Through 51 black-and-white illustrations by award-winning wildlife photographers, TV presenters and authors Jonathan and Angela Scott, the Sacred Nature Safari Colouring Book captures the joy and excitement of being on safari in the African wilds – for many people, the adventure of a lifetime. Suitable for all ages, the illustrations can be coloured in – or simply admired alongside detailed captions that offer insights into the threats faced by so many wild creatures today.
In this lightweight, inexpensive book suitable for all ages, you will find many animals that safari-goers yearn to see. Carnivores feature prominently, from African wild dogs to lions, alongside herbivores ranging from diminutive antelopes called klipspringers to gargantuan elephants and yawning hippos. There are TV celebrities too, made famous worldwide by series such as the Big Cat Diary, presented by Jonathan Scott: the Marsh Pride of lions star, as do Kike the cheetah, Half-tail the leopard, and Scarface the lion. Birds vie for pride of place, from huge eagles and vultures, via ground hornbills and grey-crowned cranes to everyone’s favourite colourful bird: the lilac-breasted roller. Africa is nothing without its people, of course, so other illustrations feature scenes from the Masaai way of life, and safari activities such as overnighting at Giraffe Manor or in a tented camp, visiting Nairobi’s Elephant Orphanage or taking a hot-air balloon above the savanna at sunrise.
Although famous for their books and television work, Jonathan and Angie Scott are also talented artists, regularly producing beautiful limited-edition prints of their drawings. Admiring their artwork takes us out of our everyday existence and on a virtual safari. The couple are also dedicated conservationists who will donate a percentage of the profits from this book to their Sacred Nature Initiative, which seeks to inspire, educate and conserve – and to help reconnect people with nature.
Whether you’re on the road or stuck at home, the Sacred Nature Safari Colouring Book evokes the wonder of nature alongside the joy of going on safari. It provides the perfect cure for wanderlust, consummate inspiration to take a safari, and an ideal souvenir for those recently returned from Africa.
About the Author
Jonathan and Angela Scott (www.jonathanangelascott.com) are award-winning wildlife photographers, TV presenters, passionate conservationists and authors of 35 books. Resident in East Africa for decades, the Scotts are closely involved with the safari industry as hosts and educators, and have an unparalleled knowledge of Africa’s animals and birds. Alongside serving as ambassadors or patrons of several local and international conservation bodies including the Cheetah Conservation Fund, Rhino Ark, Colobus Conservation and the Mara Predator Conservation Programme, in 2021 the Scotts launched their own non-profit, the Sacred Nature Initiative. As talented artists who love to draw – their pen-and-ink drawings have illustrated many of their books and been published as limited-edition prints – the Scotts consider the Sacred Nature Safari Colouring Book a perfect way for them to share their love and passion for Africa’s wildlife while highlighting threats to its existence. Part of the proceeds from sales will benefit Sacred Nature Initiative projects.
Additional InformationTable of Contents
Page 3: Lion and lioness.
Page 4: Male impala and herd of females.
Page 5: Plains zebra stallions.
Page 6: Elephant family.
Page 7: Governors’ Camp balloon safari.
Page 8: Olive baboon and young.
Page 9: Male Maasai giraffe necking.
Page 11: Maasai herdsmen and cattle.
Page 12: Lilac-breasted roller.
Page 13: African wild dogs (hunting dogs and Cape hunting dogs).
Page 14: Female leopard at Mara Buffalo Rocks, Maasai Mara GR.
Page 15: Toto, son of Honey, stars of Big Cat Diary.
Page 16: Male lions, Selous GR, Tanzania.
Page 17: Common wildebeest and calf.
Page 18: Elephant matriarch.
Page 19: Male defassa waterbuck.
Page 20: Rothschild’s giraffe, Giraffe Manor, Kenya.
Page 21: African civet cat.
Page 22: Maasai warrior and elder.
Page 23: Female black rhino with red-billed oxpeckers.
Page 25: Maasai giraffe and calf.
Page 26: Nairobi Elephant Orphanage.
Page 27: Southern ground hornbill.
Page 28: Common warthogs.
Page 30: Spotted hyenas scent marking.
Page 31: Lappet-faced vultures.
Page 32: Chui the leopard (Bella’s son), star of Big Cat Diary.
Page 33: Maasai giraffe and newborn calf.
Page 34: Plains zebras.
Page 35: White Eye of the Marsh Pride, Maasai Mara GR, Kenya.
Page 37: Male cheetahs.
Page 38: Klipspringer antelopes.
Page 39: Male kori bustard displaying.
Page 40: Spotted hyena and cubs.
Page 41: Kike, star of Big Cat Diary.
Page 42: Impala and calf.
Page 43: Common wildebeest on migration in Serengeti NP, Tanzania.
Page 44: Maasai herdsmen.
Page 45: Yearling African wild dog playing with puppy.
Page 46: Half-Tail the leopard, star of Big Cat Diary, Maasai Mara GR, Kenya.
Page 47: Topi antelope.
Page 48: Scarface and lioness mating.
Page 49: Martial eagles.
Page 50: Leopard cubs at Mara Buffalo Rocks.
Page 51: African buffalos.
Page 52: Cheetah and cubs crossing the Mara River, Kenya.
Page 53: Lioness carrying cub.