128 pages, 85 colour photos
Whether fierce, cuddly, startling, mysterious, or some indefinable combination of all of the above, nocturnal animals never fail to fascinate. Bats, big cats, flying squirrels, tarantula, owls, kangaroo mice, giant moths, sloth, several species of snakes, and a Madagascar hissing cockroach are only a few of the animals illuminated in these lushly detailed portraits in Traer Scott's Nocturne.
Seventy-five full-colour photographs of forty different species are accompanied by informed but accessible descriptions of each animal's habits and habitats, and an introduction provides personal insight into how Scott captures her astonishing images. Nocturne is a compelling view of the rarely seen darkness dwellers who populate the night.
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Traer Scott is an award-winning fine art and commercial photographer and the bestselling author of several books including the bestseller Shelter Dogs with over 50,000 copies in print worldwide. Her work has been featured in National Geographic, Life, Vogue, O and dozens of other major national and international publications. Her fourth book, Newborn Puppies, already in its third reprint (Chronicle Books, April 2013) has been featured in People Magazine print edition, on Good Morning America.com, Oprah.com and Fox and Friends live, among others. Traer Scott was the recipient of the 2010 Rhode Island State Council for the Arts Photography fellowship and the 2008 Helen Woodward Humane Award for animal welfare activism. She resides in Providence, Rhode Island with her family and teaches animal photography at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).