A mother is a baby animal's closest companion throughout its early stages of life, from birth to the first steps and discoveries, creating a tender bond that is fundamentally important. From orangutans to lions and from leopards to elephants, all species of the animal kingdom demonstrate the universality of motherhood. Brothers Anup and Manoj Shah scoured the world's most breathtaking territories—from India to Indonesia to Kenya—to capture animal mothers and babies in their most touching interactions. Years of patient pursuit yielded amazingly intimate photographs of mother and baby animals in moments of playfulness, fancy, and emotion, collected here in celebration of a phenomenon that is at once savage and sublime, mysterious and pure. Their brilliant photographs pay homage to the boundless maternal connection that governs all facets of life. With their readiness to teach a baby everything from how to eat and play to coordination, safety, and social etiquette, these animal mothers bear a striking resemblance to their human counterparts. The mother and baby link is just as strong in the wild as it is in our own home and it remains a tribute to the beauty of life.This affordable and exquisitely reproduced collection highlights the natural love of a mother and baby and is a perfect gift to honor a mother or to delight an animal lover.