Beautiful Planet HD: A Photographic Journey Around the World
- Category: Travel
- Released date: 04/01/2010
- Current Version: 4.1
- Seller: Banzai Labs Inc.
- Recommended Age: 4+
- Download Size: 174213881
- Last Update: 07/22/2011
- Requirements: All
ON SALE! - Featured by Apple in "Apps for the Great Outdoors", "iTunes 2010 Travel Top 10", "iTunes Classic Coffee Table" apps and as an "iTunes Staff Favorite"! An Award-Winning app that captures the breathtaking beauty of our world and its cultures with a collection of galleries three decades in the making by travel photographer and explorer, Peter Guttman. Beautiful Planet includes over 580 images spanning seven continents and 160 countries. Featured on Wired.com as "One of 5 Sweet Apps for your iPad". Features a fully interactive, zoomable map, Facebook sharing of images with your own personal message, and a built-in music player to listen to your iTunes music while you use the app. Note that to display a pin for each photograph in a gallery, tap on the gallery icon, and then tap on the red thumbtack button.
** Wired.com named Beautiful Planet a Top 10 iPad App they were most excited about!
Each photograph is accompanied by Peter Guttman's description of the moment when each photograph was taken.
All at once a savvy encyclopedia of the world, a striking art gallery, an evocative poetry selection and an inspiring travel planner, Beautiful Planet is a lovingly curated, incisively written and joyous portrait of the planet -- a rich resource of knowledge about the wonders of the world around us.
** Reviews of Peter Guttman's work **
* "Stunning images...sumptuous, dramatically lit shots."
-- New York Times
* "One of the premiere travel photographers."
* "Guttman's photographs capture the spirit of a place."
* "Such a beautiful vision."
-- CBS This Morning
* "His photographs all seem to glow from an inner light."
-- Dallas Morning News
* "Peter Guttman is a gutsy photographer who has taken pictures all over the world and paints glorious word-pictures with extraordinary photographs."
-- Popular Photography
** About Peter Guttman **
Two times named the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year, called a "one-man Explorers Club" in the New York Times, and with zero inhibitions, Peter Guttman has blanketed the planet to create a far-reaching survey of both nearby dazzling landmarks and unknown, intriguing corners of our terrestrial home.
The author and creator of a hardcover award-winning book series for Fodors Travel Publications, an on-air expert for the Travel Channel and A&E Television and the recipient of solo photographic exhibitions at Sotheby's and the United Nations, Peter Guttman skillfully introduces the user to the marvels of our planet.
** Honors and Awards **
* Twice selected by Apple as an "iTunes Staff Favorite"
* Featured as an "iTunes Rewind 2010 Top Ten in Travel"
* Featured in new iTunes "Classic Coffee Table" section.
* Featured app for the iTunes "Apps for the Great Outdoors" section.
* Winner of the 2010 "Northern Lights Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism and Photography".
* Named one of the Top 5 Summer Vacation Apps by tipb.com
* Proclaimed "One of Five Sweet Apps for your iPad" and one of "Ten Apps We're Excited To Try" by Wired.com
* Named a "Top 10 iPad App for Education" by BrightHub.com
* The Top Selling Travel Photography App in the App Store Travel category
Photographs and image description are Copyright 2009 Peter Guttman and legally licensed by permission of Peter Guttman.