This delightful and dramatic collection of portraits reveals birds of prey as we never experience them: intimate and up close, photographed in Traer Scott's signature style. Seventy spectacular color photos present twenty-five different species, from the familiar to the exotic and endangered: hawks, owls, falcons, a bald eagle, kestrels, a Mississippi Kite, a turkey vulture, and more. Joining their elders are a fluffy baby vulture and adorable baby and juvenile great horned owls. The birds in this remarkable collection emerge as personalities, not just types: wise and quizzical, graceful and enigmatic, serene and fiercely self-possessed. A personal introduction describes Scott's process and connection to the birds, and captions detail the characteristics and habits of these incredible winged creatures.
The award-winning photographer and writer Traer Scott is the author of several books including the bestseller Shelter Dogs which was reprinted multiple times and garnered international major media coverage. Scott's work has been featured in National Geographic, Life, Vogue, O, and dozens of other major national and international publications. Her fourth book, Newborn Puppies, (Chronicle Books, 2013) has been featured in People Magazine, on Good Morning America.com, Oprah.com and Fox and Friends, among others.