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*Mastering Bird Photography by Marie Read
 
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Published in March 2019 by Rocky Nook, Marie Read's latest book explores the techniques of successful bird photography and is beautifully illustrated with more than 400 of Marie's superb images of North American birds. We asked Marie why she decided to write the book and this was her answer: ~"I decided to write Mastering Bird Photography for several reasons. First was a purely personal desire to leave a legacy that would showcase my images, as I move toward the end of my career. Second, I wanted to address people’s curiosity about what it takes to capture great bird images. This book is my way of gathering all those backstories in one place. Finally, I wanted to show that, in the still very male-dominated field of bird photography, a woman can produce a book of substance on the topic, a book that gives equal weight to field craft, artistry and creativity as well as to equipment and technique. "~~To find out more, read our new blog post about Marie's book.
 
Acadia Wildlife by George Sanker
 
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George Sanker has lived for 5 years close to a small beaver pond and the great north woods of Acadia National Park in Maine in northern New England, USA. His book Acadia Wildlife is a portfolio of his favourite images of Acadian wildlife and landscapes taken between 2013 and 2018.
 
Animal Architecture by Ingo Arndt
 
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For a period of two years, Ingo Arndt travelled the globe to capture images of animal architecture, from the six-foot-high hills of tiny red ants in their native forests to the colourfully decorated courtship arenas of bowerbirds in West Papua. These and other constructions, with their unusual architecture and fascinating aesthetics, are the focus of Arndt's photographs, complemented by highly detailed studio work and showcased in a new book with text by Juergen Tautz and design by Ingo's wife Silke Arndt. The English language edition is published by Abrams, the German language edition by Knesebeck in assocation with GEO, and there is also now a Japanese edition published by Space Shower Books.~

 
Birds and People by David Tipling
 
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David Tipling‘s beautiful images illustrate this extraordinary book written by Mark Cocker and published by Jonathan Cape, which focuses on the complex relationship between man and birds. David visited 39 countries on 7 continents to gather the images. Birds and People is also exceptional in that the author has solicited contributions from people worldwide. Personal anecdotes and stories have come from more than 650 individuals in 81 different countries. They range from university academics to Mongolian eagle hunters, and from Amerindian shamans to some of the most celebrated writers of our age. T
 
Birds in Pictures by Markus Varesvuo
Reed New Holland Publishers
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Birds in Pictures (Reed New Holland Publishers) is Markus Varesvuo's finest ever collection of bird images, the result of 40 years of patient observation and creative photography. This gallery showcases the content from his latest book, covering the birds not just of his native Finland, but also from Norway, Shetland, Hungary and Japan, with dedicated sections on owls, gamebirds, Arctic ducks and eagles.
 
Birds: Magic Moments by Markus Varesvuo
 
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Birds: Magic Moments (New Holland Publishers) by renowned Finnish bird photographer Markus Varesvuo, reveals dramatic moments and intimate insights into the colourful world of European birds.~~From a common gull attacking a sea eagle to the nightingale in full song, and from ospreys fishing to a bold crane defending its nest from a marauding fox, Markus' patient approach, technical expertise and superb use of lighting enable him to capture a remarkable variety of unusual bird behaviour.

 
Butterflies - Naturally by Lorraine Bennery
 
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Lorraine Bennery's latest book Papillons - tout naturellement reveals the behaviour and life-cycles of European butterflies and moths in their natural habitats. The book focuses on creative ways to photograph butterflies in the field and this gallery contains many of the bookplate images taken over a period of 15 years.
 
Cairngorms by Pete Cairns
 
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In a spectacular new ebook focusing on the Cairngorms, Peter Cairns showcases some of his favourite wildlife and landscape images from Britain's wildest National Park. With a foreword by Duncan Bryden, the Convener of the Cairngorms National Park Authority, the book reflects some of Peter's most cherished moments of the last fifteen years, providing details not only of how and where he took each image, but more importantly, why. Based in the Cairngorms National Park, Peter is an award-winning nature photographer with a deep fascination for our relationship with the natural world. His photography and writing covers a diverse range of topical conservation stories, especially those with a human dynamic. Peter authors regular illustrated features and has previously co-authored five hardback books. He was one of the co-founders of the widely acclaimed Tooth & Claw predator project and served as Business Director for Wild Wonders of Europe. He is presently Project Coordinator of 2020VISION, one of the most ambitious conservation photography projects ever undertaken.

~~CAIRNGORMS: A Photographers Insight is available now for download from www.northshots.com, priced at �6.99.
 
Capercaillie and its Kin - Northern Gamebirds by Markus Varesvuo
 
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Written by Pertti Kokimies, illustrated by Markus Varesvuo's beautiful photographs and published by Finnish independent Docendo, this is a comprehensive and beautifully illustrated natural history book aimed at anyone interested in northern gamebirds and their biology, especially hunters and outdoors enthusiasts. The text is at the same time lyrical and factual and the chapters cover forest and field fowl, their habitats, behaviour and interaction with man.
 
Capture the Magic by Jack Dykinga
 
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Capture the Magic: Train Your Eye, Improve Your Photographic Composition was published by Rocky Nook in November 2013. In this book, author Jack Dykinga teaches the art of creating interesting, well-composed images. He provides solutions to the challenges that often get in the way of producing great photographs and he emphasizes the importance of training the eye to exclude the extraneous. Dykinga encourages us to look at photography as a way to communicate. As he says, “Photography is a marvelous language that crosses linguistic borders as a universal, powerful, and direct communication. As photographers, we see something we find interesting and simply want to share it.” Readers will learn new ways to create interesting and powerful compositions that communicate their intended messages.
 
Close Encounters with Penguins by David Tipling
 
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David Tipling's latest book Penguins - Close Encounters is published on 16 May 2013 by New Holland Publishers. The book showcases 140 of David's amazing photographs of birds in the wild and covers the life, environment and behaviour of all the world's 17 penguin species.
 
Close-up and Macro Photography by Robert Thompson
 
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Robert Thompson's latest book Close-up and Macro Photography. published by Routledge, is an in-depth and lavishly illustrated guide to the art and field techniques of macro and close-up nature photography. Our gallery of bookplates and related images showcases Robert's detailed knowledge and technical expertise in photographing insects, aquatic life, wild flowers, fungi and lichens.
 
Emperor: The Perfect Penguin by Sue Flood
 
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Emperor: The Perfect Penguin, published by ACC Art Books, features Sue Flood's beautiful photographs of emperor penguins - the biggest and most photogenic of the 18 species in the penguin family and the only member which never sets a foot on dry land, spending their entire lives instead either on sea ice or feeding in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica. ISBN 9781851499021
 
Estuario by Pedro Narra
 
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Pedro Narra has published a beautifully illustrated picture book on the Sado Estuary on the Atlantic Coast of southern Portugal. The book features the rich wildlife of this region's shoreline, dune and wetland habitats, including dolphins, foxes, flamingos and a myriad of waterbirds. Pedro has worked in this region for many years and shows his intimate knowledge of its landscapes, fauna and flora.
 
Face to Face with Wild Africa by Neil Aldridge
 
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Face to Face with Wild Africa celebrates the wildlife of Africa and shares the personal journey of photographer Neil Aldridge. Many of the animal species featured in the book are endangered and in decline in the wild. A benefit to conservation is at the heart of Neil's work and a percentage of the sales revenue from this book will contribute towards rhino conservation in southern Africa.
 
Fascinating Birds by Markus Varesvuo
 
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In his latest book Fascinating Birds, Markus Varesvuo has picked his favourite 100 European bird species and explains why each of these is so special and gives insights into how his remarkable pictures are taken. Based in Finland, Markus is one of the world's leading professional bird photographers and winner of many awards in European photographic competitions.

 
Grasart by Ingo Arndt
 
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Published in German by Knesebeck, Ingo Arndt's latest book GrasArt explores grassland habitats worldwide, focusing on savannas, prairies, marshes, bamboo forests and other grassland ecosystems, showing their rich and varied fauna and through exquisite close-ups demonstrating the beauty and diversity of the grass family.
 
Hampstead Heath by Matthew Maran
 
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Hampstead Heath, London's Countryside with text and photographs by Matt Maran is published in June 2016 by Hemisphere Publishing. Hampstead Heath is an ancient London park situated five kilometres north of the city centre. Seven million people set foot on the Heath every year, making it one of London’s best-loved and most-visited green spaces. ~~Featuring more than 150 colour photographs by London-based Matthew Maran, this book takes you on a journey through the seasons, portraying the Heath’s familiar scenes and hidden treasures in a new light. The book focuses on the area’s thriving flora and fauna, including images of historic woodlands, hunting kestrels and life on the ponds, alongside information on animal behaviour, conservation and photographic techniques.
 
Himalayas by Sandesh Kadur
 
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Sandesh Kadur's book HIMALAYA, published in 2013 and co-authored by Kamal Bawa, celebrates the dramatic and varied landscapes, wildlife, plants and peoples of the ^Mountains of Life^. Sandesh is India's leading wildlife photographer and film-maker and has documented in depth some of India's least known and most charismatic species, including the King cobra and clouded leopard. His work has garnered many top awards, including the CIWEM Environmental Photographer Award, Nature's Best Award, and the International Conservation Photography Award.~

 
India Land of Tigers & Temples by Axel Gomille
 
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The Indian photography of Axel Gomille is showcased in his latest book, India Land of Tigers and Temples, published by John Beaufoy Publishing. Axel has visited India many times over the last twenty years and is fascinated by the unique connection between nature and culture, which is so characteristic of this country. From the forests of Ranthambore to the rocky landscapes of Karnataka and the dunes of the Thar Desert, Axel portrays the magic of this diverse country and its unique wildlife, including Bengal tigers, the elusive Sloth bear and the Demoiselle cranes which congregate each winter around the village of Khichan in Rajasthan. He also visits temples and palaces that recall the splendour of India’s past and documents the Kumbh Mela, the largest religious festival in the world
 
Land of Giants
 
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Will Burrard Lucas's latest book Land of Giants is published on 20th March 2019 in association with Tsavo Trust. The Tsavo Conservation Area arguably holds the last remaining sustainable population of large “Super Tuskers” on this planet today. This gallery features a selection of images from the book, showing magestic bull and cow tuskers in all their glory. Nature Picture Library is proud to support the Tsavo Trust's Big Tuskers project, dedicated to conserving these unique creatures.
 
Laponia - Majestic Stillness by Erlend & Orsolya Haarberg
 
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Erlend and Orsolya Haarberg's 4th book Laponia - Majestic Stillness is published in 4 language editions - English, German, Swedish and Sami, with text by John Utsi. One of Europe's most untouched regions is depicted and described with boldness and subtlety in glorious images, along with its resident wildlife. This gallery showcases many of the bookplate images, along with related material.
 
Marine Life of the Channel Islands by Sue Daly
 
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Published by Small Island Publishing, this is the perfect guide to the intriguing underwater world of the Channel Islands, beautifully illustrated with photographs showing each creature in its natural habitat. With over four hundred species illustrated, this book will appeal to anyone with an interest in the natural history of these islands be they a scuba diver, fisherman, snorkeller or rock pool explorer.
 
My Wood by Stephen Dalton
 
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Published in September 2017 by Merlin Unwin Books, My Wood is the story of a 9 acre Sussex woodland, which photographer Stephen Dalton has owned and managed for 20 years. Through a variety of photographic techniques - landscape, macro, high speed, camera trap - Stephen highlights the biodiversity of the wood and shows how woodland management enhances it.
 
Noor: Queen of Ranthambhore by Andy Rouse & Aditya Singh
 
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Published in December 2018, Noor: Queen of Ranthambhore covers all aspects of Noor’s life via a collection of over 200 photographs and the stories of Andy and Aditya’s most wonderful encounters with her over four years. Noor is a mother, a huntress and a symbol of hope for the conservation of tigers in Ranthambhore National Park.
 
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