“A skilled nature photographer succeeds by disappearing,” writes the evolutionary biologist Bret Weinstein in the foreword to Mother, a collection of Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten’s stunning images of wildlife across the world. But there are times when it’s impossible to hide and get the perfect shot: “I have been charged and chased by elephants, rhinos, hippos, lions, and arctic terns,” Van Oosten says in an interview with Aleena von Storms included in the book. And, in fact, with Mother, a prodigious project that’s been in the making for 15 years, Van Oosten proves that he’s better at standing out than blending in. —Julia Vitale