Wildlife is an endless source of inspiration for artists of all kinds. This unique reference features hundreds of dynamic, high-quality photographs from which you can create wildlife compositions right in the comfort of your own studios. Dozens of majestic animal species are divided into five easy-to-browse sections - Hoofed mammals, from bison, elk to caribou; Preditory mammals, including cougars, coyotes and bears; Small mammals, such as rabbits, raccoons and squirrels; Aquatic wildlife, including alligators, seals and whales; African wildlife, from cheetahs and lions to giraffes. Each animal subject is featured in its natural habitat and shot from several different angles for enhanced clarity and dimension. In addition, this guide features four complete, step-by-step painting demonstrations and tips you can use to take your own reference photos.