96 pages, 95 colour photos
Blessed with varied topography and a mix of climate zones, Maine is home to a rich variety of wildlife. In Wild Maine, renowned wildlife photographer Bill Silliker, Jr. (he died in 2003, just before Wild Maine was published in hardback) introduces us to the "grand mosaic" of natural Maine through his photographs and personal stories of his unusual encounters with wild creatures.
Tributes: Remembering Bill Silliker
Introduction: As Wild as It Gets
Chapter 1: Primeval Birds
Chapter 2: Black Ghosts
Chapter 3: Bird Islands
Chapter 4: Gentle Giants
Chapter 5: Winged Visitors
Chapter 6: The State Bird
Chapter 7: Waterfowl
Chapter 8: Upland Game Birds
Chapter 9: In the Presence of Foxes
Chapter 10: The Wild Cats
Chapter 11: Other Furbearers
Chapter 12: Sea Mammals
Chapter 13: Eagles Forever
Chapter 14: Graceful Whitetails
Chapter 15: Some Newcomers
Chapter 16: Gone But Not Forgotten
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Bill Silliker's photographs have appeared in many books, as well as in Audubon, Backpacker, Field & Stream, National Geographic Traveler, National Wildlife, Outdoor Photographer, Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, and many other magazines. Until his untimely death in 2003, he was an instructor of wildlife and nature photography for L.L. Bean and a frequent speaker for the Fujifilm Professional Talent Team.