When it comes to exploring natural and wild places to pursue a specialist interest, birders are a relatively large group. While most of them take photographs, good bird photographers are few and far between, and outstanding ones are exceedingly rare.
That Pompie Burger belongs to this last variety there is no shadow of a doubt, as the stunning images in this magnificent book attest. They reflect many years of painstaking, exacting and inspired photography, executed with a love and passion for the subject matter. And that is not all.
Pompie is also an exceptional writer, one who tells his story with an originality and flair that make the 35 articles contained in this book an engaging and informative read. They are written with the insight and knowledge of an accomplished observer, and are invariably laced with playfulness and an irrepressible sense of humour.
An essential book for anyone who loves Namibia and its birdlife.