ON ASSIGNMENT

A Wild Life

A National Geographic photographer reveals his assignment around the world for the Magazine

Twenty years of fieldwork narrated with an intimate writing and an extraordinary selection of photographs and stories

ON ASSIGNMENT

The new book by Stefano Unterthiner

«For someone ‘it’s the most beautiful job in the world’, particularly when the photographer belongs to the narrow circle of National Geographic. I learned that this isn’t totally true. It’s certainly a unique and extraordinary job, but also very challenging. In this book I’m trying to describe what does it means living as a professional wildlife photographer: I’m doing that by telling my story, and by showing some of my works. One step after another: from those first uncertain ones, but so exciting and intense, which I did more than twenty years ago when I started selling the first photographs and writing the first stories, until my latest assignment for the Magazine.»

Stefano Unterthiner | from the Preface

ON ASSIGNMENT

A gripping testimony which is inviting us to discover the world of photography, but also to think about our relationship with nature and other species

 

The new book by Stefano Unterthiner

A Wild Life: twenty years of fieldwork narrated with an intimate writing and an extraordinary selection of photographs and stories

Edizioni Ylaios (2019)
180 pages
132 colour photographs
Price: 42 euro

AVAILABLE from the 5th of April 2019

Royalties for wildlife

Also with this new book, Ylaios continues with its initiative ‘Royalties for wildlife’: the sale of each book means one euro donated by Ylaios to a specific conservation project. Through the sale of ON ASSIGNMENT, Ylaios will support the work of Tasikoki wildlife rescue centre. Located in Indonesia, northern Sulawesi, Tasikoki is playing an important role to fight the growing illegal wildlife market; the funds raised by Ylaios will be used, in particular, to assist the care of the Sulawesi crested black macaques at the centre.

However, we would like to do more and we’re asking your support!

We’ve decided to offer the purchase of a copy of ON ASSIGNMENT together with a fine print certified Digigraphie: 30% of the sum collected with this initiative, which we’ve called ‘Digigraphie EDITION‘, will be donated to Tasikoki.

Our books

All books by Stefano Unterthiner published by Ylaios.

On assignment

With this new extraordinary book, Stefano Unterthiner reveals his assignments around the world for National Geographic Magazine. ON ASSIGNMENT is an exciting and original testimony which is inviting us to discover the world of photography, but also to think about our relationship with nature and other species.

 

Edizioni Ylaios (2019)
180 pages
Price: 42 euro

Il sentiero perduto

A book celebrating the Gran Paradiso National Park, through the work of a brilliant photographer. Il sentiero perduto is showing us ‘another’ mountain, it bringing us on the tracks of a man searching for a renewed bond with nature and wildlife.

 

Edizioni Ylaios (2015)
160 pages
Price: 42 euro

Gli angeli dell’inverno

Six months in the field to document, for National Geographic Magazine, the life of whooper swans. From Japan, to Sweden, to Finland: a long and adventurous journey in the enchanted and mysterious world of a symbol of uncontaminated nature.

 

Edizioni Ylaios (2010)
156 pages
Price: 39 euro

The nights of the bear

Eighty nights in a small hide in the middle of the Finnish taiga. Eighty nights waiting for bears. Season after season, wildlife photographer Stefano Unterthiner reveals his encounters with brown bears, but also with wolves and wolverines. A photographic story that takes us into the kingdom of the most fascinating and mysterious inhabitants of the boreal forests.

 
Edizioni Ylaios (2009)
128 pages
Price: 35 euro

Il sentiero perduto [Limited edition]

This special edition extends to only a 100 copies, each individually numbered and signed by Stefano Unterthiner. The fine print included in the work is a limited run and Digigraphie certified. The box cover is handmade in Italy.

Edizioni Ylaios (2015)
160 pages
Price: 180 euro

The publishing house

Ylaios was established in 2009 with the intention to create something ‘special’: a photography book capable of inspiring, moving emotions, telling a story and going beyond the simple pleasure of admire a collection of photographs.
 
A book published by Ylaios is not just a ‘commercial product’. All the choices we’re making (from the cover photograph, to the wrinting) have one main goal: telling a story – our own story – in the most personal and sincere way. We’re using these pages to reveal our work and commitment, to share part of our life with you. Above all, these books are aiming to give a voice to wildlife and pristine nature.
 
Our books are created with meticulous attention to detail: from the layout to the choice of paper used, from the design to the printing process. Every aspect is painstakingly attended to and the result is books of unique character, as well as exceptional quality. We print in Italy on FSC-certified paper, by using color based on renewable raw materials, and the utmost respect for the environment. We have also launched the initiative ‘Royalties for wildlife’, in which the sale of each book means one euro donated by Ylaios to an important conservation project.
 
Ylaios in Greek means ‘wild’: a reference to unspoilt nature which, we hope, with these books to carry into the heart of our readers’ homes.

 

Contact

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