More than 300 species of seabirds range across the world's oceans. In excess of 14 million birds, representing nearly two dozen species, make their home in the Hawaiian islands. These are na manu kai, the birds of the sea.
In addition to his photographs, the author shares the lessons he has learned during the many years spent with his camera in seabird colonies, providing an engaging personal perspective on life with seabirds.
Robert J. Shallenberger is a conservation biologist who shares his passion for wildlife through his photography. He is currently the Hawai'i Island Conservation Director for The Nature Conservancy and vice president of the Hawai'i Wildlife Center. His photographs have appeared in several books and magazines, such as National Geographic, Audubon, National Wildlife, and Defenders.