Nature’s Best is an award-winning showcase of nature images, recorded by the world’s leading professional photographers, plus exciting new image-makers, naturalists, and adventurers. It blends images of wildlife, landscapes, plants, and travel with inspirational essays, how-to photo tips, stories behind the scenes, and winners from international photography competitions. Nature’s Best rivals or exceeds the photography in National Geographic and other top-notch nature publications, presenting beauty and inspiring conservation of the natural world. The magazine is published by Image Hunter Publishing (McLean, VA).
Nature’s Best presents the best of the natural world! The magazine premiered in 1996. Its editorial/graphics staff aspires to high standards of image selection, design, and publication quality. The magazine regularly earns awards for "Best Use of Photography," "Best Design," and "Best Printing" in prestigious national competitions. High-quality paper and inks make these showcase issues highly collectable keepsakes.
The magazine consistently features work of top-tier nature photographers, plus innovative rising stars. The full-color issues are packed with amazing wildlife images and beautiful landscapes from all seven continents and photographer-supplied information on how these images were produced. Each edition is well-designed, beautiful, and highly collectable.
Since 1996 Nature’s Best has sponsored annual photography contests that rival BBC Wildlife in world-wide prestige. Nature’s Best partners with the Smithsonian Institution, where a permanent space is dedicated to display winning images. One stunning issue of Natures Best each year is dedicated to these contest-winning photos.
Since 2009, Nature’s Best has published semi-annual editions. Spring/Summer issues typically include winners of Ocean Views (underwater), Best Backyards, and Audubon “Birds in Focus” contests, as well as winners from Picture of the Week and Flickr competitions. Fall/Winter issues feature Conservation Photographer of the Year, Youth Photographer of the Year, and all categories displayed at the annual Smithsonian National Museum Exhibition.
The publisher sells back issues to non-subscribers for $14.95 each, but supplies are very limited. Issues prior to 2004 are sold out. This opportunity to own a complete collection of the first 16 years of Nature’s Best is a unique event!
I worked as a contributing editor from inception of NB through 2002 and remained a subscriber thereafter. I am now downsizing, thus am reluctantly parting with this amazing body of work. All issues are complete. Each is in “very good” to “excellent” condition. A few show cosmetic impacts to their covers from being mailed, but these slight blemishes in no way diminish the fine quality of the magazines or the thousands of breathtaking images contained within. The magazines have been stored in my climate-controlled, non-smoking, perfume-free home.
If you love excellent nature photography, or if you aspire to make images like the pros, don’t miss this opportunity to own a collection of the best nature and wildlife images taken in the past two decades.
This keepsake Nature’s Best collection includes 47 magazines, the entire output between 1995 and 2010:
1995 Premier Issue – Photography Annual (96pg)
1996 Summer (86pg), Winter (86pg)
1997 Winter (86pg)
1998 Spring (86pg), Summer (94pg), Winter (94pg)
1999 Winter/Spring (94pg), Summer/Fall (98pg)
2000 Winter (98pg), Spring (98pg), Summer (98pg), Fall (98pg)
2001 Winter (98pg), Spring (98pg), Summer (98pg), Fall (98pg)
2002 Winter (98pg), Spring (98pg), Summer (98pg), Fall (98pg)
2003 Winter (98pg), Spring (98pg), Summer (98pg), Fall (98pg)
2004 Spring (82pg), Summer (82pg), Fall (122pg)
2005 Winter/Spring (98pg), Summer (98pg), Fall (122pg)
2006 Spring (98pg), Summer (98pg), Fall (122pg), Winter (98pg)
2007 Spring (98pg), Summer (98pg), Fall (98pg), Winter (98pg)
2008 Spring (78pg), Summer (78pg), Fall (98pg), Winter (96pg)
2009 Summer (96pg), Fall (120pg)
2010 Spring /Summer (112pg), Fall/Winter (122pg)
(In the early years, and during the recession, the number of issues per year and pages per issue varied, based on sponsorship and circulation. But the quality has remained top-notch!)
SHIPPING: I will work with the buyer to provide the best shipping service and rates. These magazines are heavy, and will require two separate boxes. They can be sent via slower, less expensive, Media Mail within the US. I can provide quotes on faster mail service or Fed-Ex ground shipping. Please contact me so we can work together to arrange the best transportation service for you.