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A spectacular collection of the world's most beautiful waterbirds, celebrating both those oceanic wanderers that live at sea, coming only land only to breed, as well as those shorebirds and so-called colonial nesters that live on land but are almost always found never water.

Norton Pub
The book John James Audubon would have made if he had used a camera.
Brushing aside rattlesnakes on Green Island, Texas, or enduring the bitter cold of an Alaskan winter, Theodore Cross has pursued waterbirds with passion. On four continents, from the tundra of eastern Siberia to the tropical islands of the South Pacific, he has captured elegant and unusual birds—from auklets and egrets to gannets and sanderlings—in peak action, be they courting, landing on a perch, plunge diving, or engaged in aerobatics.These breathtaking photographs are accompanied by gracefully written field notes and fascinating accounts of the birds’ habits and habitat. The book is introduced by an extended anecdotal essay giving insights and observations of the extraordinary man who, at age eighty-five, is as eager to track down an eagle in Alaska as he was when he began photographing in midlife.

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The Birders United Web site founder and author of Birds of the Sea, Shore, and Tundra presents a treasury of water-bird photography as taken throughout four continents, in a volume that includes essay-complemented shots of such exotic varieties as aukets, egrets, and gannets.

Publisher: New York : Norton, [2009]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780393072266
Branch Call Number: 598.176 CROSS
Characteristics: 343 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 32 cm


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