If a picture is worth a thousand words, the 45 photographic images in Mathew Tekulsky's Galapagos Birds speaks volumes about these unique and fantastic creatures that live in one tiny part of the world. From the Red-footed and Blue-footed Boobies to the Swallow-tailed Gull and the Waved Albatross, the family lives of these animals are explored through photographs and text that reads like a fairy tale. "Far, far away, on enchanted islands..." Mr. Tekulsky begins his story, and during the ensuing adventure, the reader sees a Nazca Booby female find her lost egg; observes Greater Flamingoes foraging in a mystical pond; shares a ride on a Galapagos Giant Tortoise with not only a Galapagos Mockingbird but a Yellow Warbler as well; witnesses a Galapagos Hawk stretch his wings in anticipation of an imminent flight; and experiences fleeting moments with a Black Oystercatcher mother and her chick on the rocks. Not to forget the Magnificent and Greater Frigatebirds. Join Mathew Tekulsky for a magical trip to the Galapagos and discover the wonderful birds that live there.
Mathew Tekulsky is the author of Backyard Bird Photography and The Art of Hummingbird Gardening, both of which feature his bird photographs. His column "The Birdman of Bel Air" at NationalGeographic.com included essays and photographs about his birding experiences. His bird photographs have been published in numerous field guides, including the National Geographic Field Guide to Birds: California and the Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America.