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Wildlife Art & Photography

Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in wildlife photography or film making, want to learn how to create your own stunning photographs and drawings of the natural world around you or if you just want to relax and enjoy the breathtaking work of internationally acclaimed artists and photographers, our extensive selection of wildlife art and photography titles will leave you spoilt for choice. Our range caters for all ages and interests, from the sea to the sky and everything in between, so you are sure to find just what you are looking for.

  • A Close up Look: Approaching Nature Through Digiscoping
    A Close up Look: Approaching Nature… by Miguel Rouco et al.

    The aim of this book is to draw together everything that is known today about digiscoping. Step by step, with the help of diagrams, the basics of digital photography and digiscoping are explained.

    Covers selection of equipment, field strategies, artistic aspects and characteristics of the different variants of the techniques and the important process of image editing optimisation. Also two chapters dedicated to Videoscoping.

    Paperback £15.00 Buy Now
  • Wild Shropshire
    Wild Shropshire by Mark Sisson

    The glorious variety of Shropshire's wildlife is revealed in these beautiful images, covering the county's landscape, birds, animals and plants.The photographs are accompanied by brief descriptions of the different habitats within Shropshire and the changes they have undergone over the last 50 years. Colour photographs, 177pp. 2012

    Hardback £25.00 Buy Now
  • Photographing Pattern & Design in Nature: A Close-up Guide
    Photographing Pattern & Design in… by Arnold Wilson

    Contains many amazing images of patterns in nature with information to help guide you towards making your own. Covers choice of camera, use of lenses, composition and the consideration of light and exposure. Colour photographs, 144pp. 2010

    Paperback £19.99 Buy Now
  • Lars Jonsson's Birds
    Lars Jonsson's Birds by Lars Jonsson

    Includes many fabulous reproductions of his recent work together with short essays from Kent Ullberg (wildlife sculptor) and Adam Harris (curator of National Museum of Wildlife Art). 150 colour artworks, 192pp. 2008

    Hardback £35.00 Buy Now
  • Digital Wildlife Photography
    Digital Wildlife Photography by Chris Weston

    This book focusses mainly on the field techniques that will help you get the most from your digital camera. Combines solid practical advice with case studies, diagrams and a range of digital wildlife images from around the world. Colour photographs, 176pp. 2008 edition

    Paperback £14.99 Buy Now
  • Treasures of the Natural History Museum
    Treasures of the Natural History Museum -

    A celebration of over 200 of the Museum's most treasured possesions, selected both from objects on display and those stored behind the scenes, from world famous specimens to little known curiosities. Colour photographs, 256pp. 2009

    Hardback £25.00 Buy Now
  • Impressions of Africa
    Impressions of Africa by Alain Pons, Philippe Huet

    Illustrates the emotional attraction of the continent's very being - the grandeur, the natural beauty and the multifarious animal kingdom. The photographer's early training as a graphic designer is apparent in the way the pictures 'come alive' on the page, further enhanced by being in black and white. B/w photographs, 152pp. 2009

    Hardback £25.00 Buy Now
  • On the Rocks
    On the Rocks -

    A journey to remote seabird haunts which began more than 60 years ago with Ailsa Craig and its Gannets. Illustration type: Colour photographs, B/W photographs, B/W illustrations, 292pp. 2013

    Paperback £20.00 Buy Now
  • Looking at Birds: An Antidote to Field Guides
    Looking at Birds: An Antidote to Field… by John Busby

    This is the first title in a new series of books in which masters of wildlife art share many of their techniques with readers. In this volume John explains, using examples, how important it is to gather information direct from birds in the field. These vital characteristic elements (jizz) of the bird have the power to change a few lines on paper into an exciting representation of a living, moving and behaving bird. Illustration type: Colour illustrations, 108pp. 2013

    Paperback £15.00 Buy Now
  • Looking at Birds: An Antidote to Field Guides
    Looking at Birds: An Antidote to Field… by John Busby

    This is the first title in a new series of books in which masters of wildlife art share many of their techniques with readers. In this volume John explains, using examples, how important it is to gather information direct from birds in the field. These vital characteristic elements (jizz) of the bird have the power to change a few lines on paper into an exciting representation of a living, moving and behaving bird. Illustration type: Colour illustrations, 108pp. 2013

    Hardback £20.00 Buy Now
  • Landscape Photography: Art and Techniques
    Landscape Photography: Art and Techniques by Neil Crighton

    Explains how a digital camera produces a good landscape photograph. Advice on themes, composition, selection, lighting and the use of software in the digital darkroom. Illustrated with photographs that show how the elements within a landscape, the changing seasons and the light combine to give the scene its feel and emotive quality. Colour photographs,192pp. 2012

    Paperback £16.99 Buy Now
  • Sport Optics
    Sport Optics by Alan R Hale

    This book introduces the basic concsepts of what is a binocular, scope, riflescope, the different types, how to choose and where to buy. The text then examines optical details such as chromatic aberration, resolution, brightness, contrast and depth of field. Illustration type: Colour illustrations, B/W illustrations, 182pp. 2013

    Paperback £21.00 Buy Now
  • The Wildlife Artist's Handbook
    The Wildlife Artist's Handbook by Jackie Garner

    This book sets the scene of how wildlife has been portrayed in art and guides the reader through the principles of practical drawing and painting wildlife. It covers recommended equipment, techniques, fieldcraft, composition and anatomy, and offers help for those wishing to exhibit their work. The text suggests how to begin to draw wildlife and then to add colour, advises on how to draw a constantly moving subject and how to capture the moment. Gives clear instruction on anatomy and composition, suggests how to paint outdoors and how to use photography and museum collections, gives inspiration and insights into printmaking and sculpture, and practical advice on exhibiting and selling wildlife art and also showcases inspiring images, in a range of styles, from over twenty leading artists. Illustration type: Colour illustrations, 176pp. 2013

    Paperback £16.99 Buy Now
  • Troubled Waters: Trailing the Albatross, An Artist's Journey
    Troubled Waters: Trailing the… by Bruce Pearson

    Hundreds of thousands of seabirds, albatrosses especially, have been snared accidentally by long-line fishing vessels. After living and working among an abundance of albatrosses thirty five years ago on a remote island in the Southern Ocean, Bruce Pearson returned recently to see what had happened to some of the birds he had known so well. Colour illustrations and black and white sketches, 136pp. 2012

    Hardback £38.00 Buy Now
  • Our Garden Birds
    Our Garden Birds by Matt Sewell

    Street artist Matt Sewell offers his own unique take on 52 of our favourite British garden birds. His innovative descriptions, which see great tits 'bossing the other birds around', the 'playful yet shy buoyancy' of bullfinches and the 'improbable' nature of the waxwing ('like computer-generated samurai finch'). Distinctive and enchanting pop-art watercolours.

    Hardback £10.00 Buy Now
  • Time to Stare: Wildlife in a Corner of Britain
    Time to Stare: Wildlife in a Corner of… by Ray Armstrong

    This is the culmination of over 25 years of keen observation of wildlife centred on the village of Trellech in Monmouthshire, near the rim of the picturesque Wye Valley, an AONB. Describes the rich diversity of wildlife that can be seen by the dedicated country lover. Over 100 colour photographs, 144pp. 2005

    Paperback £19.95 Buy Now
  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Portfolio 21
    Wildlife Photographer of the Year:… -

    Presenting the year's very best wildlife images, Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 21 is the latest memorable collection of photographs from this highly successful series. It features all winning and commended photographs from the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011 competition. 160pp. 2011

    Hardback £25.00 Buy Now
  • Aves: Estado do Rio de Janeiro
    Aves: Estado do Rio de Janeiro by Edson Endrigo

    Contains Edson Endrigo's photographs, taken over ten years in Rio de Janeiro State. A large proportion of the 175 species depicted are endemic to the Atlantic forest biome and a number of these are in danger of extinction. Text in Portuguese and English. 172pp. 2010

    Hardback £55.00 Buy Now
  • Seeing is Believing41% OFF
    Seeing is Believing by Belsey, Derek

    A photographically illustrated account of one man's encounters with various British bird species with personal anecdotes & details of some of the photographic problems involved. Colour photographs throughout 64pp 1997

    Paperback £5.00 RRP: £8.50Buy Now
  • Aves: Estado de Sao Paulo
    Aves: Estado de Sao Paulo by Edson Endrigo

    Many of the 174 bird species presented in the book are endemic to Cerrado and Atlantic Forest. Text in Portuguese and English. 172pp. 2010

    Hardback £55.00 Buy Now
  • Ghosts of Gone Birds
    Ghosts of Gone Birds by Ceri Levy, Chris Aldhous

    The brief for this title was to produce a piece of work based loosely on one or more extinct birds, with proceeds going to Birdlife International. The results exceeded the curator's wildest dreams, the exhibition was a sensation, with the people involved representing a who's who of British art. This is a colourful and rich testement to the exhibition and to the birds whose demise inspired it. Illustration type: Colour illustrations, 256pp. 2013

    Paperback £25.00 Buy Now
  • Collins Learn to Draw: Countryside
    Collins Learn to Draw: Countryside by Robertson, Bruce

    An easy to follow step-by-step course of instruction with hints tips techniques & advice on choice of drawing medium. 1999

    Paperback £8.99 Buy Now
  • Audubon's Aviary: The Original Watercolors for The Birds of America
    Audubon's Aviary: The Original… by Robert Olson, Majorie Shelley

    This book focuses on the original watercolours by John James Audubon which have not been in print in the last 20 years. Not only are these images from Audubon's own hand, but the text is woven through with remarks from Audubon's writings and readers have a new insight into the true nature of his genius and how his innovations in drawing and painting would change the course of art and science. Colour illustrations, 448pp. 2012

    Hardback £52.50 Buy Now
  • Wildlife Photography Masterclass: A Beginner's Guide to Wildlife Photography
    Wildlife Photography Masterclass: A… by Chris Gomersall, David Tipling

    Sets out clearly the pros and cons of compact cameras, digiscoping, and digital SLRs with their various lens options. Aimed at the beginner, the discussion focuses mainly on the small to medium range lenses rather than the more expensive, heavyweight telephotos and discusses what can and cannot be achieved with the various options in this range.

    DVD £19.99 Buy Now
  • Essential Wildlife Photography: A Field Guide to Photographing Wildlife in Southern Africa
    Essential Wildlife Photography: A Field… by Richard Du Toit

    Contains a wealth of information for photographers, from beginners to serious amateurs. Tips on preparation for a field trip, camera techniques and how to organise a home studio. Colour photographs, 96pp. 2002

    Paperback £9.99 Buy Now
  • Between the Tides
    Between the Tides by John Threlfall

    A personal experience of Britain's estuaries captured in pencil, paint and poetry. John's bold style is ideally suited to capturing the dynamic light-filled landscapes and wide expanses of mud and marsh. More intimate studies and paintings portray the unique diversity of life and activity. The informative text details the international importance of the esturine habitat and assesses the threats it faces today and in the near future. 2007

    Hardback £38.00 Buy Now
  • Taking Flight: The Birds of Langford Lowfields
    Taking Flight: The Birds of Langford… by Michael Warren
    Hardback £30.00 Buy Now
  • Aves da Amazonia: Birds - Amazon Forest
    Aves da Amazonia: Birds - Amazon Forest by Edson Endrigo

    Contains 100 photographs of 100 different species. 224pp, in slipcase. Text in Portuguese and English. 2006

    Hardback £49.00 Buy Now
  • William MacGillivray: Creatures of Air, Land and Sea
    William MacGillivray: Creatures of Air,… by Robert Ralph

    This beautifully designed book is the first fully illustrated treatment of the artist's work with powerful depictions of birds, fish and mammals. His interest in wildlife expanded into the study of natural environments and he is recognised by many as one of the country's first ecologists. 100 colour and black and white illustrations, 128pp. 1999

    Hardback £29.95 Buy Now
  • Falklandscapes
    Falklandscapes by Tony Chater

    This is an exhibition of Tony Chater's work spanning three decades. The images, covering all of the islands, have been arranged in the form of a natural history. Many feature the omnipresent ocean upon which all our lives depend, no matter how far from it we live.

    Hardback £29.95 Buy Now
  • Wild Bird Photography: A Full-Color Guide
    Wild Bird Photography: A Full-Color Guide by Tim Gallagher

    A complete guide to the skills of the subject with a full authoritative treatment of the equipment required & a realistic look at cost effectiveness. Choice of film cameras lenses tripods are all discussed & there are chapters on the special problems posed by birds eg flight shots.

    Paperback £14.95 Buy Now
  • Further Afield: With a Camera
    Further Afield: With a Camera by Polly Pullar

    A stunning and unusual collection of photographs depicting Polly Pullar's fascination with the countryside in all its aspects. Colour photographs throughout. 136pp. 2005

    Hardback £22.00 Buy Now
  • In Search of Harriers
    In Search of Harriers by Donald Watson

    This book covers over 50 years of Donald's work. It includes a stunning collection of Harrier paintings, individual studies and sketches, along with related informative text. Also includes a fine selection of paintings depicting associated species. 156pp. 2010

    Hardback £38.00 Buy Now
  • Aves do Pampa: Birds of the Pampas
    Aves do Pampa: Birds of the Pampas by Edson Endrigo

    Contains 100 photographs of 100 different species. 224pp, in slipcase. Text in Portuguese and English. 2011

    Hardback £55.00 Buy Now
  • Aves da Cerrado: Birds Cerrado
    Aves da Cerrado: Birds Cerrado by Edson Endrigo

    Contains 100 photographs of 100 different species. 224pp, in slipcase. Text in Portuguese and English. 2008

    Hardback £64.99 Buy Now
  • Aves do Pantanal: Birds Pantanal
    Aves do Pantanal: Birds Pantanal by Edson Endrigo

    Contains 100 photographs of 100 different species. 224pp, in slipcase. Text in Portuguese and English. 2008

    Hardback £64.99 Buy Now
  • Hidden Shallow
    Hidden Shallow by Michael Leach

    Being paid to travel around the world taking photographs of rare and appealing wild creatures, what a wonderful way to earn a living. Michael Leach reveals all as he lets us into the secret of being a successful wildlife photographer, the cold, the wet, lack of sleep, foul smells, giant bugs and the skullduggery. This highly readable, often amusing, sometimes sad and thought provoking account reveals the highs and lows of being a wildlife photographer. 160pp. 2001

    Paperback £10.00 Buy Now
  • Go Wild With Your Camera: How to Take Stunning Wildlife Images
    Go Wild With Your Camera: How to Take… by Peter Cairns et al.

    by Peter Cairns / Chris Gomersall / Mark Hamblin

    Expert and detailed advice provided to help you take stunning wildlife images either out in the wild or in your own back garden. Practical tips and tricks to creat beautiful wildlife images, sweeping panoramas and cascading rivers. Jargon Buster - understand the essential photographic terms and their meaning. From pixel to print - how to get the most from your captured images.

    DVD £19.99 Buy Now
  • Aves da Mata Atlantica: Birds - Atlantic Forest
    Aves da Mata Atlantica: Birds -… by Edson Endrigo

    Contains 100 photographs of 100 different species. 224pp, in slipcase. Text in Portuguese and English. 2006

    Hardback £64.99 Buy Now
  • Devon Wildlife Through the Seasons
    Devon Wildlife Through the Seasons by John Walters

    Award winning wildlife artist John Walters portrays the varied and exciting wildlife of the county of Devon through the seasons.

    Hardback £25.00 Buy Now
  • Towards the Sea
    Towards the Sea by Greenhalf, Robert

    The first book devoted entirely to this artist's work. Bob Greenhalf presents a year's observations based mainly around his native Romney Marsh but with occasional foreys to Norfolk & Bardsey Island. The pages include field sketches in both colour & line drawings as well as finished paintings completed in the studio. 128pp 1999.

    Hardback £45.00 Buy Now
  • How and Where to Photograph Birds in Southern Africa
    How and Where to Photograph Birds in… by Isak Pretorius

    Whether you are new to bird photography or already a passionate hobbyist, How and Where to Photograph Birds in Southern Africa will teach you all the tools, techniques and creative ideas required to take your bird photography to the next level.

    - £14.95 Buy Now
  • Owls; Our Most Enchanting Bird
    Owls; Our Most Enchanting Bird by Matt Sewell

    From tiny Elf Owls to huge Eagle Owls, from the mysterious creatures of the night to an impossibly fluffy baby owl, they are undoubtedly one of the world's most intriguing of our feathered friends. These wise, magical birds are otherworldly in their striking colours and stature, and it's not just birdwatchers who are obsessed. With 50 hand-selected, hand-painted owls, this is a delightful gift which appeals to owl lovers, bird-watching enthusiasts, children, adults and art and design fans alike.

     

    Hardback £10.00 Buy Now
  • Collect Shells on Stamps
    Collect Shells on Stamps -

    Organised in alphabetical order of countries. B/w photographs 202pp 1995

    Paperback £16.95 Buy Now
  • Portrait of a Living Marsh: 32 International Artists Visit Northeast Poland
    Portrait of a Living Marsh: 32… by Robin D'arcy Shillcock

    A celebration of one of the last of Europe's remaining lowland marshes. Here it is possible to meet with elk wolf & beaver. The book is the result of an artists' expedition in 1992 and is a dazzling selection of their work. Colour illustrations 192pp. 1993

    Hardback £20.00 Buy Now
  • La Camargue: Carnets du Littoral
    La Camargue: Carnets du Littoral by Bruce Pearson

    Illustrated exclusively by Bruce Pearson together with hand written notes in French by the artist this latest book in the Carnets du Littoral series records both the human life & the wildlife of this beautiful area of France. The evocative paintings & sketches capture the magic of one of the most famous wetlands of the world. 62pp 1997

    Hardback £16.95 Buy Now
  • Drawing Birds
    Drawing Birds by John Busby

    John Busby has been drawing birds for over 60 years. As a former lecturer at Edinburgh Art College and a founder member of the Society of Wildlife Artists, his unique talent and understanding of bird art have inspired many others to do the same. As well as his own drawings and paintings, this book contains pieces from 37 other bird artists. Their work, informed by hard earned field skills, embraces a wide range of styles and approaches, making this book not only a tool for learning, but also a display of the best in bird art today. Colour and b/w illustrations. 143pp. 2004

    Paperback £19.99 Buy Now
  • Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery
    Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural… by David Attenborough et al.

    The legendary naturalist's look at natural history drawings and watercolours throughout the ages by names including Leonardo da Vinci. Goegeous gift book which includes 160 colour illustrations and has an utterly stunning cover.

    Paperback £16.99 Buy Now
  • Aves Ambientes Costeiros/Birds of Coast and Sea
    Aves Ambientes Costeiros/Birds of Coast… by Edson Endrigo

    From the introduction: "I didn't have the habit of observing marine and coastal birds before beginning to produce the images for this book. However, as soon as I started visiting beaches, mangroves, estuaries, and after going on some boat outings in the open sea, I became enthralled – not only with the birds, but also with each one characteristics and adaptations. I soon found out that learning to identify some of these birds wouldn't be so simple, since many species have very different plumages when they are young or not in breeding season. I will always remember the dark blue of the sea and its strengh, the spectacular flight of hundrets of shorebirds, the emotion when I saw a Little Wood-Rail walking slowly towards me, the Red-billed Tropicbirds's ability to reamin motion less in mid-air, my surprise at seeing my first Mangrove Cucloo and the unforgettable say when I went sailing with my frien Dimitri to observe the Black-browed Albatross and the Yellow-nosed Albatross for the first time. I hope you are as touched when you contemplate these images as I was when I made them. All the images in this book were taken in nature, in teh environment in which the birds live. I hope you are able to relive a little of what I experienced when you are appreciating them."

    Hardback £64.99 Buy Now
  • Aves: Estado de Minas de Gerais
    Aves: Estado de Minas de Gerais by Edson Endrigo, Luis Fabio Silveira

    The state of Minas Gerais has a privileged geographic situation. Located in the Brazilian Southeast, it borders six other states of the Federation and is the foruth largest in the country, with an area of approximately 227 800 square miles. It is also the second most populous. There are currently around 780 bird species in Minas Gerais. This corresponds to a little over 40% of all recorded species in Brazil, giving us a clear notion of the state's importance in the national context. This book portrays 223 of them.

    Hardback £64.99 Buy Now
  • Aves da Cristalino Lodge: An Amazonian Sanctuary/Santuario amazonico
    Aves da Cristalino Lodge: An Amazonian… by Bradley Davis

    Aves da Cristalino Lodge offers the public excellent bird photographs by renowned photographer Edson Endrigo, and other photographers and resident guides who contributed to Aves da Cristalino Lodge. The text is by Bradley Davies, connoisseur of the birds of this region, who for over 10 years has been engrossed in the woods and trails of Cristalino Lodge, a pioneering project embedded in the midst of the Amazon rainforest with the theme of sustainable tourism.

    Hardback £74.99 Buy Now
  • Bird Photographer of the Year
    Bird Photographer of the Year by Chris Packham

    Bird Photographer of the Year celebrates the artistry of bird photography, and this large-format book will be lavishly illustrated to reflect this. A celebration of avian beauty and diversity, it is a tribute to both the dedication and passion of the photographers as well as a reflection of the quality of today's modern digital imaging systems.

    Hardback £25.00 Buy Now
  • Botanical Drawing Using Graphite and Coloured Pencils
    Botanical Drawing Using Graphite and… by Sue Vize

    With tips and advice throughout, the techniques are supported by step-by-step projects, clear exercises and over 300 colour illustrations.

    Paperback £18.99 Buy Now
  • John Busby Lines from Nature
    John Busby Lines from Nature -

    John Busby's drawings and paintings live and breathe the magic of their subject. His gannets soar and hang, stall and drift again, riding the currents of air as lightly as the pencil glides. How beautifully his young foxes leap, their energy, rhythm and playfulness radiate from every graphite mark. How deftly the hand of the artist suggests the feathers and down of a barn owl. Lines from Nature was finalised before John's death. The layout, selection of paintings and text are all his own work. In this John's final book lose yourself in each page and marvel at the gift of touch in every line and mark.

    Hardback £38.00 Buy Now
  • Birds in Norfolk: A National and International Perspective
    Birds in Norfolk: A National and… by Andy Brown, James McCallum

    Birds in Norfolk is a celebration of Norfolk's birdlife. It is written by Andy Brown and includes 115 watercolour paintings and numerous watercolour sketches by James McCallum.

    Hardback £50.00 Buy Now
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