Life Behind Bars: Volume 1 by Julian Starks is a photography book that will appeal to readers to enjoy discovering animals and who love great photography. In this first volume, Starks makes a gorgeous offering of work spanning two years. It features photographs of animals at different locations. These animals are kept behind bars for their own protection and the protection of their species. While many of the animals featured in this collection have been rescued, others have never experienced living freely in the wilds.
What is striking about this book is the author's ability to capture the plight of these near-extinct species, allowing readers to peer beyond their eyes to understand their plight. The photography is stellar and the author's extraordinary ability to capture details — surroundings, habitat, and features of the animals — stands out in this collection. The photographs are accompanied by short texts that provides context and introduces readers to the lives of these animals. Life Behind Bars: Volume 1 is most suitable for coffee shops and readers who are interested in learning about exotic animals. It is nothing less than a work of love and one of those tools that will create a strong awareness about endangered species. The images in this book will arrest your attention and compel you to feel for these animals.