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Looking for the Wild

More than a year of adventure in the wild. A long journey through all the continents in search of 7 animals: cougars, elephants, bison, wolves, crocodiles, hornbills and penguins. This book shows and tells this incredible adventure!

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I was captivated by seven animals from all seven continents. It would be like a kind of goose chase, from continent to continent, from Europe to North America and the continuing to South America, Antarctica, Australia, Asia and culminating in Africa. The challenge: over a years trip around the world with the aim of searching, observing and photographing these seven wild animals.

I was also attracted by the most primitive parts of the world as the Great Barrier Reef, the Antarctic ice, Patagonia, the Rocky Mountains, the mangroves of Australia, the Mekong river, the jungles of Southeast Asia, the baobabs of the Kalahari, the dunes of the Namib Desert and the Okavango Delta.

Cougar in the Patagonia mountains

The adventure began with wolves, bison, mountain lions, penguins, crocodiles, hornbills and elephants as primary objectives of this unique around the world trip. All these species are threatened by various reasons (excessive hunting, habitat destruction, illegal trade, climate change, etc.) and live in very ecologically diverse habitats. Documenting and photographing is a first step to show their situation, value their importance and enhance public awareness for the need of protecting these and other species.

The great hornbill in the jungles of Southeast Asia

But this long journey would be different. I would not be returning home before finishing the project. And at home we are four ... so from the first day Meritxell my partner and our two children, Amaia and Unai (3 and 9) joined the trip. Living on the road and combining the search for animals and family life was another challenge to be considered.

Back from the trip the memories and experiences are still as vivid: cougars on the hunt for guanacos, wolves in the Cantabrian valleys, American bison in the snow, penguins amongst icebergs, marine crocodiles at night, great hornbills in the rainforest, elephants doing in the desert ... These seven animals also shared the limelight with coyotes, armadillos, condors, eagles, Antarctic seals, whales, orcas , sea turtles, dolphins, kangaroos, cassowaries, monkeys, zebras, lions, hyenas, giraffes, leopards, hippos and rhinos.

Giraffe in the dunes of the Namib desert

Why participate in the project?

  1. Support an independent project that today is possible thanks to the support of people like you.
  2. Support a naturalistic environment and respectful approach that seeks to spread the need to protect nature.
  3. Discover the world from a different perspective: through the eyes of a professional photographer, the eyes of a journalist and writer and the astonished eyes of a child.


Marine crocodile in the australian tropics

The book

It will be a photographic large format book with 236 pages and 150 photographs. Hardback. 23.7 x 34.2 cm. Printed using high quality paper 170 grs (FSC paper, respectful of forests).
Two differents editions, one in english and one in spanish.

The book will have the photographs ofAndoni Canela accompanied by texts with anecdotes, naturalists notes and technical explanations about how he took those pictures (cameras, lenses, camouflage techniques, how to approach the animals, etc.). There will also be the texts of Meritxell Margarit, journalist and writer, explaining the journey, the places and stories about wildlife and the everyday life on the road.

The rewards

Rewards include books and different options.
They include books, packs of postcards, fine art prints, a day's trekking in the Pyrenees, photography classes and a private dinner party.
Fine art prints may be chosen between the 150 photos that appear in the book.


Elephant at the Namib desert

Where will your money go?

The contributions will help to cover the costs of the book: design work, editing, proofing, proofreading, book printing, translation, transport etc.

When will you receive the book?


The book is in the final stages. Printing will take place in late summer. The books will be sent out in September.



Pronghorns (the fastest animal in América) running in the Great Prairie

My Work


I have published a dozen books with different publishers and hundreds of articles in magazines and newspapers such as La Vanguardia, El País, National Geographic, Geo, BBC Wildlife, Newsweek, The Sunday Times, Terra Savauge, etc.
Amongst the books, Sleeping amongst Wolves, The Cantabrian Brown Bear, The Iberian Imperial Eagle, Looking for Fochas, Aether and La Mirada Salvaje.
More information on Wikipedia and www.andonicanela.com

Links

Andoni Canela
El País: En busca de lo Salvaje
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
Youtube

The journey

One year and three months of continuous fieldwork. In total more than 100,000 km: about 63,000 km by plane, 36,000 km by road, 3,000 km by seas, rivers and lakes and a few hundred on foot, through mountains, jungles and deserts.
Throughout the journey, the project received support from Fundación Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente, Fundación Biodiversidad and the Instituto Jane Goodall España. In turn, the educational program Learning in the Wild aimed at families and schools with the support of the publishing Pau Education and Creative Classrooms.
During this time, the Magazine of La Vanguardia has published a series of reports with different animals as protagonists. Quesabesde have also published a number of articles as a field trip diary.

A few more words

This will be the second book self-published by Verkami after Sleeping amongst Wolves. I think that publishing a book with the support of people who believe in a professional and personal project is the best way to carry it out. My wish is to repay your trust by publishing a book which you will enjoy and together we hope that it will make a difference to the future for these animals.
Thank you for your support!.


Unai walking in the Australian mangrooves


Amaia and Meritxell by a river in the American Rocky Mountains


American bison in the Yellowstone geysers

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  • Rodrigo González Romero

    Rodrigo González Romero

    about 4 years

    Hola, hice mi aporte pero no me ha llegado nada :(
    Podrán decirme donde viene mi encargo?

    saludos desde Santiago de Chile

  • Rodrigo González Romero

    Rodrigo González Romero

    about 4 years

    Hola Andony, esperando te encuentres bien, quisiera saber como va la entrega de las recompensas, la planificación, que aun no me ha llegado nada.
    gracias!

  • andonicanela

    andonicanela
    Author

    over 4 years

    Hola Angels,
    Gracias por tu interés en el libro y por seguir el viaje.
    Sí, estás a tiempo. De hecho, hay tiempo todavía para reservarlo hasta que el libro entre en imprenta en unas semanas .
    Puedes escribirme a andonicanela@gmail.com y te cuento con más detalles la manera de hacerlo. Grácies.

  • Angels

    Angels

    over 4 years

    Hola Andoni. Sembla ser que he arribat tard! Em pensava que durava fins avui a les 24h. I això que he anat seguint el viatge a través del teu blog. Hi ha alguna possibilitat d'aconseguir el llibre? Gràcies!

  • andonicanela

    andonicanela
    Author

    over 4 years

    Hola Mónica, buenos días
    Por supuesto que sí! Y puedes traer el libro del lobo y lo dedicamos también.
    Muchas gracias por tu apoyo. Para este libro en Barcelona al menos haremos un par de presentaciones. Y luego también en varias ciudades (Madrid, Valencia, León, Oviedo, Bilbao, Girona…)
    Un saludo,
    Andoni

  • Monica Prats

    Monica Prats

    over 4 years

    Hola Andoni, Ya que no pude ir a la presentacion del libro de los lobos y me quedé sin dedicatoria, podrias dedicarme este libro? Me haría mucha ilusion. Un abrazo, Mónica

  • andonicanela

    andonicanela
    Author

    over 4 years

    Hola! muchas gracias por tu interés en el proyecto.
    Desde la fecha de presentación habrá como mínimo un mes de margen para poder recoger el libro en el punto de recogida de cada ciudad.
    Cualquier duda concreta sobre la ciudad y el punto de recogida puedes escribirme a andonicanela@gmail.com
    Gracias y saludos

  • GMU

    Goretti

    over 4 years

    ¿Si se elige la opción de recoger, hay más de un día para pasar a por el libro o sólo cuando se haga la presentación?
    Saludos

  • andonicanela

    andonicanela
    Author

    over 4 years

    Muchas gracias, Christine
    La dedicatoria personificada es posible. Para ello, cuando os pida la dirección de envío me podéis decir a quien irá dirigida y la escribiré personalmente (lo único es que tardará algunos días más que el resto de los libros).
    En cuanto a las presentaciones en Galicia y en concreto en Santiago de Compostela, la intención es hacerlas en otoño.
    Gracias por tu apoyo en el libro y saludos

  • Christine

    Christine

    over 4 years

    Enhorabuena por el trabajo! ¿Será posible pedir una dedicatoria antes del envío del libro? ¿Tienes pensado en presentar el libro en Santiago de Compostela? (Desgraciadamente no pude asistir a la presentación del libro Durmiendo con lobos). Saludos!

#03 / ¡Gracias/ Thank you/ Gràcies/ Eskerrik Asko/ Merci/ Graciñas!

Ya ha finalizado la campaña de Verkami. Quisiera agradecer a todas y a todos vuestro apoyo, fundamental para llevar a cabo la edición del libro.

En unas semanas os enviaremos información con el calendario de publicación y las fechas de las presentaciones. También os solicitaremos la dirección para el envío de los libros. A continuación de estas líneas comparto con vosotros un vídeo con algunas páginas de la maqueta. Es un proceso que está todavía en construcción pero así podréis ver el aire que tendrá el libro. Durante las próximas semanas estaremos trabajando con la máxima ilusión y dedicación en el proceso final de edición y diseño del libro.

Quien tenga alguna duda o pregunta puede escribirme a esta dirección de correo electrónico: andonicanela@gmail.com

Si alguien desea apoyar el proyecto como mecenas en alguna de las otras opciones (ruta fotográfica, clases por skype, fiesta cena, etc.) o quiere apuntarse como nuevo mecenasread more

#02 / Objetivo alcanzado y unas palabras más

Buenos días,
¡Muchas gracias!
Me gustaría agradecer a todos vosotros el apoyo en la campaña.
Ya hemos llegado al objetivo así que está asegurada la edición del libro.

Aún quedan 4 días para finalizar el Verkami, así que os comento para quien le pueda interesar. Habrá una cena-fiesta en en Barcelona previa a la presentación del libro. Será una cena privada para 20 personas. Para ello, he creado una recompensa adicional Extra cena-fiesta. El importe son 60 euros e incluye la cena. Tendremos también proyección de fotografías y vídeos del viaje. Será en Barcelona durante la primera quincena de septiembre (fecha a concretar más adelante).

En un mensaje posterior os solicitaré vuestra dirección y datos para hacer el envío del libro y también concretar el calendario con las fechas de las presentaciones en las diferentes ciudades.

Cualquier pregunta o duda os recuerdo que podéis enviarla a andonicanela@gmail.com.

Saludos, Andoni


¿Quieres apoyar Looking for the Wildread more

#01 / Puesta al día del proyecto

Hola a todos,
Muchas gracias a todos los mecenas. Faltan todavía dos semanas de campaña y ya hemos superado el 50%. Quisiera agradecer de nuevo vuestro apoyo que es fundamental para llevar a cabo la edición del libro.
Cualquier duda o pregunta que tengáis, podéis hacerla en este misma página o escribirme un email a andonicanela@gmail.com
Saludos.

Si queréis ver/ escuchar las últimas publicaciones en prensa sobre el proyecto:

Artículo en La Vanguardia por Antonio Cerrillo.
Entrevista en Radio M80 con Odile Rodríguez de la Fuente y Juan Luis Cano.
Reportaje en el diario Ara en la edición impresa y on line (en catalán). Por Thaïs Gutiérrez.

10€
29 backers

EBOOK

Pdf with the digital version that includes the same content of the physical book
+ Acknowledgement in the book

18€
11 backers

SANT JORDI BOOK

Extra for another pledge with Looking for the Wild book.
+ Acknowledgement in the book
+ Pack of 4 postcards
+ Choose another book: Viaje Soñado, Looking for Fochas or Aether. Send an email with the chosen book.

(Shiping to Spain included)

30€
148 backers

BOOK (no shipping)

1 book
+ Acknowledgement in the book
+ Pack of 4 postcards

(Does not include shipping. You can get the book in different pick up places in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Oviedo, Bilbao, La Coruña, Tudela, Banyoles and León.)

36€
129 backers

BOOK (shipping to Spain)

1 book
+ Acknowledgement in the book
+ Pack of 4 postcards

(Shipping to Spain included)

40€
10 backers

BOOK (shipping to Europe)

1 book
+ Acknowledgement in the book
+ 4 postcards

(Shipping to Europe included)

48€
3 backers

BOOK (shipping to United States and Latinoamerica)

1 book
+ Acknowledgement in the book
+ 4 postcards

(Shipping to United States and Latinoamerica included)

52€
13 backers

BOOK + SANT JORDI BOOK

1 book Looking for the Wild
+ Acknowledgement in the book
+ Pack of 4 postcards
+ Choose one more book: Viaje Soñado, Looking for Fochas or Aether.

(Shiping to Spain included)

60€
18 left (of 20)

EXTRA DINNER PARTY FOR 20 PEOPLE IN BARCELONA

Private party with dinner and screening of photographs and videos of the trip. In Barcelona during the first 2 weeks of september.

64€
12 backers

Pack of 2 BOOKS

2 books
+ Acknowledgement in the book
+ Pack of 4 postcards per each book


(Shipping to Spain included)

72€
18 backers

BOOK + WOLF BOOK

1 book Looking for the Wild
+ Acknowledgement in the book
+ Pack of 4 postcards
+ Book Sleeping amongts wolves

(Shiping to Spain included)

90€
2 left (of 6)

GUIDED TREK IN THE PYRENEES II
day guided trek in the Pyrenees. Walking / hiking in search of landscapes and Pyrenean fauna in the Natural Park of Cadi. Maximum 6 people.
**Duration**: 1 day. With the possibility of camping (ask by email for details).
+ Acknowledgement in the book 
+ Pack of 4 postcards
(Shiping to Spain and Europe included)

120€
3 backers

Pack of 4 BOOKS

4 books
+ Acknowledgement in the book
+ 4 postcards per each book


(Shipping to Spain included)

150€
16 left (of 20)

PRIVATE DINNER PARTY FOR 20 PEOPLE

Private party with dinner and screening of photographs and videos of the trip. 20 people in a farmhouse about an hour distance from Barcelona.
+ Book
+ Acknowledgement in the book
+ Pack of 4 postcards

(Shipping to Spain included)

210€
3 backers

PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT

Fine art print. 40x30cm. Giclée printing, paper and signed Hannemule. You can choose from any of the photos from the book.

+ Book
+ Acknowledgement in the book
+ Pack of 4 postcards

(Shipping to Spain included)

280€
2 backers

Pack of 10 BOOKS

10 books
+ Acknowledgement in the book
+ Pack of 4 postcards

(Shipping to Spain included)

450€
3 backers

PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS VIA SKYPE

Personalized lecture via Skype in english with photo reviewing and monitoring work. Custom Theme in each case.
Duration: 5 sessions of 1 hour. Days and times to be arrange between both parties.
+ Book
+ Acknowledgement in the book
+ Pack of 4 postcards

(Shipping to Spain and Europe included)

540€
0 backers

Pack of 20 BOOKS

20 books

+ Acknowledgement in the book 

+ Pack of 4 postcards

(Shipping to Spain included)

590€
2 left (of 4)

WEEKEND WITH ANDONI CANELA

A weekend in the Pyrenees mountain house. Local food, good wine and long conversations by the fire. Exploring the mountains with the possibility of overnight camping. Days to be arrange between both parties.
Duration: 2 nights / 3 days.
Includes: Accommodation, meals and transportation from Barcelona
Dates closed between the parties (ask by email for details).
+ Book
+ Acknowledgement in the book
+ Pack of 4 postcards

(Shipping to Spain and Europe included)

2.800€
2 backers

FOR ASSOCIATIONS AND COMPANIES

100 BOOKS
+ Inclusion of the patrons logo inside the book with information text, website and contact details.

90€
6 patrons (sold out)

GUIDED TREK IN THE PYRENEES

day guided trek in the Pyrenees. Walking / hiking in search of landscapes and Pyrenean fauna in the Natural Park of Cadi. Maximum 6 people.
Duration : 1 day / 8 hours. With the possibility of camping (ask by email for details).
+ Acknowledgement in the book
+ Pack of 4 postcards

(Shiping to Spain and Europe included)

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