Extraordinary Pigs
by Stephen Green-Armytage (9780810997424)

Extraordinary Pigs
 
Stephen Green-Armytage
Release Date: 01 March 2011
Format: Hardback
Pages: 112
Categories: Nature & Wildlife
Photo Essays
Publisher: ABRAMS
ISBN: 9780810997424
ISBN-10: 0810997428



The noble pig appears in its many varieties in Extraordinary Pigs.

From the author of Extraordinary Chickens comes the newest extraordinary animal-the pig. Extraordinary Pigs shows the many varieties of swine, from tiny KuneKunes and wrinkled Meishans, to spotted Gloucester Old Spots and curly coated Mangalitzas. One of the most intelligent animals on Earth, the pig truly is a fascinating creature with an abundance of personality. Breeds from all over the world are featured here, from the United States, England, Belgium, Hungary, New Zealand, China, Vietnam, and even Africa. Each type has been developed to suit regional conditions of climate, landscape, and food supply.

Wild breeds and rare heritage breeds are right alongside the white pigs of Babe fame and the miniatures, which are highly prized as pets. Photographer Stephen Green-Armytage captures these lively and energetic animals in beautiful full-colour as they play and forage on the farm, prance around the show ring, or strut across a studio backdrop. Belted, coloured, hairy, and spotted, these delightful pigs will transport you to hog heaven.

About the Author
Stephen Green-Armytage is the author of two volumes on Extraordinary Chickens, as well as Extraordinary Pheasants and Extraordinary Pigeons. His photographs have appeared in numerous books and magazines, including Sports Illustrated, LIFE, Fortune,and Smithsonian, among others. His chicken photographs have also been the subject of a series of extraordinary calendars.

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