A newly published book gives a compelling glimpse into the vibrant and fascinating life of birds. ‘The Handbook of Bird Photography’ provides an intimate insight into the secret world of bird behaviour and the colourful lives of these creatures. The sumptuous book brings together the knowledge, talent, and experience of three well-known professional wildlife photographers – Markus Varesvuo, Jari Peltomaki and Bence Mate – into one beautifully illustrated volume.
Above, a male red-footed falcon (Falco vespertinus) offering small mammal prey to female, Hortobagyi National Park, Hungary.Picture: REX/Nature Picture Library
White-tailed sea eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) being attacked by a common gull (Larus canus) in flight, NorwayPicture: REX/Nature Picture Library
Glaucous gull (Larus hyperboreus) in flight in front of a nearly full moon. NorwayPicture: REX/Nature Picture Library
Red-flanked bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus) juvenile male, sitting on decoy of adult male, Kuusamo, FinlandPicture: REX/Nature Picture Library
Black woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) flying through snow, Posio, FinlandPicture: REX/Nature Picture Library
'Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened' - Anatole France
To have loved and been loved by an animal is one of life's greatest blessings. That close friendship and companionship with one of another species gives you a different understanding and perspective on life and those other ensouled beings we share this beautiful planet with....