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Owls (Wildlife Monographs) [Paperback]

David Tipling , Jari Peltomaki

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28 Oct 2013 Wildlife Monographs
Owls command attention, the quintessential emblem of darkness, they evoke strong cultural responses, making their mysterious lives fascinating to us. Northern Europe's 12 species range from the huge Great Grey, with a round head as big as a small child's to the tiny Pygmy Owl that possesses a strength and ferocity out of all proportion to its size. For two of the worlds finest bird photographers, Jari Peltomaki and David Tipling photographing and learning about owl behaviour has become a passion. This book explores the fascinating lives of our owls, accompanied by riveting diary accounts from the authors adventures photographing in Europe's wildest places. Encounters with owls are often fleeting, the hoot of a Tawny Owl emanating from a churchyard or the white ghost-like flash of a Barn Owl momentarily caught the headlights. This book reveals these secret lives in spectacular pictures, many published here for the first time. their natural habitats. If we aren't careful, they may not be there for much longer, and each volume is also a plea for protection, backed by leading campaigners. Wildlife Monographs, a series of fabulous, full-colour books led by stunning photographic images with fresh, informative and vivid new text charting our favourite wild animals on their home terrain. The spellbinding, intimate images captured by some of the world's premier wildlife photographers breathe with vivid insight and a sense of being closer than most of us can ever hope to be. With bright, compelling text that successfully combines fascinating information with accessibility, these are books to give as gifts, to treasure and to share across every age from eight to eighty. Here's a glimpse of some of the world's increasingly rare and endangered species, captured on camera.

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David Tipling is one of the worlds most widely published wildlife photographers, renowned for his artistic images of birds. His many accolades, include a coveted European Nature Photographer of the Year Award (2002), for work on Emperor Penguins, and in North America, Natures Best Indigenous Peoples Award (2009) for his pictures of Mongolian Eagle hunters. He is the author or commissioned photographer for many books including the RSPB Guide to Digital Wildlife Photography (Bloomsbury) and Penguins - Close Encounters (New Holland). His website can be visited at www.davidtipling.com

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David Tipling is a wildlife photographer with a passion for birds. For more than a decade David ran a successful photographic agency before giving it up to be able to get back out in the field to shoot pictures. He has travelled widely picking up awards for his work conducted in far flung corners of the globe. They include the documentary award from the European Nature Photographer of the Year for his work on Emperor Penguins. In the US David was awarded the Nature's Best Indigenous Peoples award for his work on Kazakh eagle hunters in western Mongolia. He has been the commissioned photographer for more than 40 books and authored a dozen more including the RSPB Guide to Digital Wildlife Photography. David writes regularly for various print and online magazines on photography and has a monthly photo essay in the weekend edition of the Eastern Daily Press. Recently David has appeared on TV and radio featuring wildlife issues local to Norfolk, UK, where he resides.
Jari is director of Finnature, Finland's leading wildlife tour operator and a professional wildlife photographer and he lives in Liminka, Finland. Jari has been taking photographs over 35 years, and he turned professional about 15 years ago. Bird photography is his passion and his main interest are owls and he is known as "owlman" of Finland. His photo library includes other wildlife as well, taken both in Finland and abroad. His work is being used worldwide and he has co-published several books of birds and photography. Since 2007, Jari has chaired the Professional Nature Photographers of Finland (PNF). His photographs are regularly awarded in international competitions: including Wildlife Photographer of the Year several times, where he was also in final judge in2012 competition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Whoos who of owls 2 May 2014
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If you are into Raptors then this is a definite book to have on your coffee table. The pictures do justice to these elusive birds. Bravo to David Tipling compiling such a beautiful piece of photographic art.
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