All Creatures Great and Small


Until one has loved an animal,
a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
– Anatole France

Easter Island, Chile

A horse is worth more than riches.
– Spanish Proverb


Without a shepherd, sheep are not a flock.
– Russian Proverb

Kabul, Afghanistan

As an inspiration to the author,
I do not think the cat can be overestimated.
He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism.
I do not wonder that many writers love cats;
I am only surprised that all do not.
– Carl Van Vechten

Mumbai, Bombay, India

All goats are mischievous thieves, gate-crashers,
and trespassers. Also, they possess individual
character, intelligence, and capacity for affection
which can only be matched by the dog.
– David Mackenzie, Farmer in the Western Isles

Nagano, Japan

Horses make a landscape look beautiful.
– Alice Walker

Chiang Mai, Thailand

The beast which passeth all others in wit and mind.
– Aristotle on the elephant

Istanbul, Turkey
Republic of Macedonia, (formerly Yugoslavia)
Ladakh, India
Rajasthan, India

Do not free the camel of the burden of his hump;
you may be freeing him from being a camel.
– Gilbert K. Chesterton

Lambari, Brazil

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.
– James Herriot

Kathmandu, Nepal

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.
-Cecil Frances, 1848


New Book

Steve McCurry:  A Life in Pictures by
Bonnie McCurry

Available in Italian – Mondadori/Electa

Available in German – Knesebeck publishers

Available in English – Laurence King Publishers

Available in French- La Martiniere


Milan, Italy



By Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than thirty years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name.

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