Author(s): Marianne Taylor
From Minerva's sacred companion to the intellectual leader of Winnie the Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood, these most mysterious members of the bird kingdom have long been revered as feathery embodiments of wisdom, as well as admired for their breathtaking beauty. The latest title in the successful Beautiful series, Beautiful Owls nests together some of the most striking examples of stunning strigiformes, from the Mexican Striped to the Abyssinian Eagle Owl, the Sunda Scops to the Burrowing Owl. Stylishly lit and photographed against studio backgrounds, this perfect parliament will have you mesmerised by their elegance, arrested by their gaze. Also included is a succinct introduction to owls, exploring their position at the top of the perch throughout the ages, and reportage photography from conservation centres around the UK. Whether you're a creature of the night or simply a lover of superb photogrpahy, Beautiful Owls will simply enthral with every turn of the page.
Marianne Taylor is a writer and editor with a lifelong passion for natural history. She was previously an editor for Birdwatch magazine, and since 2007 has authored more than a dozen books on wildlife and science. Her bestselling books incude RSPB British Birds of Prey and Owls.