â€˜Being able to spend time, and document some memorable moments where the iconic cats have tolerated our intrusion, has been a great privilege. The wild kingdom unravels its secrets slowly and not always generously,â€™ aver wildlife aficionados Babi and Tina Nobis, who, for nearly three decades, have been on several safaris into the wilderness of India, Africa, and Sri Lanka. While Babi has frequently trained his lenses on the majestic animals that fight for domination and dominion in these raw and untamed habitats, Tina has captured them in their most candid moments through her video-camera, while also maintaining a regular journal of these memorable journeys and encounters on the edge. Great Wild Cats â€“ Born To Be is a stunning visual and written record of the great cats that live by the laws of the jungle. A companion volume to Babi and Tinaâ€™s first grand pictorial On Safari â€“ The Tiger and The Baobab Tree, it reaffirms the authorsâ€™ deep passion and commitment to the preservation of wildlife, particularly the great cats. Replete with technically and aesthetically brilliant photographs that present a strong visual narrative, this â€˜docu- dramaâ€™ is aptly rounded off by Tinaâ€™s crisp, engaging writing and video clips, all of which maintain the tempo of a cliffhanger. A must-have.
About Tina Nobis
Tina Nobis has been on several safaris and wildlife shoots with her husband. A keen observer of nature, she is known to
maintain diaries of these experiences.
Babi Nobis is a tea exporter whose passion for wildlife is only matched by his love for cars. A founder member of the Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI), Babi has shot extensively across the Indian subcontinent and the African continent. He is also the winner of the coveted silver medal in the Prints section of the 15th FIAP Nature Biennale World Cup in Photography, 2010.