Birds of the Photo Ark (Hardcover)
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For avian enthusiasts, from armchair observers to dedicated life-listers, this brilliant book from acclaimed National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore celebrates the beauty of all birds, great and small.
This elegantly packaged celebration of birds from around the world unites incredible animal portraits from Joel Sartore's distinguished National Geographic Photo Ark project with inspiring text by up-and-coming birder Noah Strycker. It includes hundreds of species, from tiny finches to charismatic eagles; brilliant toucans, intricate birds of paradise, and perennial favorites such as parrots, hummingbirds, and owls also make colorful appearances. Everyone who cares about birds--from the family with a bird feeder outside the kitchen window to the serious birder with a life list of thousands--will flock to this distinctive and uplifting book.
About the Author
JOEL SARTORE is a photographer, author, and 25-year contributor to National Geographic magazine. Through his National Geographic Photo Ark project, he will photograph every species of animal under human care, an estimated 12,000. His "Fundamentals of Photography" is the best-selling course of all The Great Courses. Sartore often appears on national television, including an upcoming three-part PBS special, and he is a frequent guest on CBS Sunday Morning.
NOAH STRYCKER is a writer, photographer, and birding expert. In 2015 he set a world record by seeing 6,042 species of birds (more than half the birds on Earth) in a year. Author of The Thing With Feathers and Among Penguins, he is also associate editor of Birding magazine and writes often for Audubon and other publications. He lives near Eugene, Oregon.
“…a unique collection of rare and beautiful birds in the world. More importantly, this book is packed with knowledge about birds. This beautifully manufactured book is one of the best coffee table books published in 2018. If you care about life on Earth, you can show your love and respect to life by adding this to your living area – on the shelf or on the coffee table.
–The Washington Book Review
"A collection of stunning images documenting more than 300 bird species." –My Modern Met