Join us for an evening reception announcing the new book, Quite the Show, featuring photographs of Paynes Prairie by Dominick Martino.
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Award-winning nature photographer Dominick Martino spent the last six years of his life exploring Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park with camera in hand, capturing the beauty of the prairie and the animals and plants that live there. Now the Friends of Paynes Prairie, Inc. (FOPP), a citizens support group for the 22,000-acre park, has collected some of his most extraordinary photographs into a book called "Quite The Show."
The book will be released on Oct. 25 with a 7-9 p.m. reception at the prairie's main Visitors Center, 100 Savannah Blvd., Micanopy. The public is invited and admission to the park will be free at that time. The 75-page book features more than 100 full-color images. The prairie's sandhill cranes, bison, alligators and horses are among the most iconic animals Martino captured in startling and intimate images. But the book also brings into focus more subtle and smaller beauties - butterflies, snakes, rodents and songbirds - while his breathtaking landscapes capture the prairie's meadows, woods, lakes and skies.
"Quite The Show" will be available at the reception for $29.95 plus tax, with proceeds going to support the park (FOPP members will receive a 10-percent discount). Martino's widow, Maureen accompanied her husband on many of the photo shoots and will be available to sign copies and Dorothy Smiljanich, who wrote the text, will read from the introduction.
*When the first 250 copies of this book have been sold, additional copies will be ordered and the book will continue to be available for purchase in the Visitor Center. Online orders are not available at this time.