Owls: The Majestic Hunters (Paperback)
Delve into the lives of owls with this collection of photographs and information by award-winning author and wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela.
They are silent and beautiful. They symbolize knowledge and mystery. Owls are among the most popular and beloved animals in the world. Yet most are nocturnal, so an owl sighting is a remarkable event, one worthy of remembering and sharing with others. Award-winning author, naturalist, and wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela believes that owls are intriguing birds. He spent more than 20 years traveling across the country to observe and photograph the various species, from the Great Horned Owl to the extremely uncommon Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl. He documented every aspect of the owl's life: major events such as courtship and mating, as well as everyday activities like hunting and sleeping.
The result is a striking portrayal of these amazing raptors in Owls. Stan's extraordinary photographs depict the birds of prey in a new, unique fashion. His fascinating text is drawn from detailed research and personal observations. Presented with headings and short paragraphs, the coffee-table book is pleasurable to browse and easy to read.
"They are strikingly beautiful creatures and incredible hunters," says Stan. "Owls are among my favorite birds to study and to photograph."
Unmatched by any other book on the market, Owls is a must-have for bird watchers, wildlife enthusiasts, and nature lovers.
About the Author
Naturalist, wildlife photographer and writer Stan Tekiela is the author of more than 190 field guides, nature books, children's books, and playing cards, presenting many species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, trees, wildflowers and cacti in the United States. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural History from the University of Minnesota and as an active professional naturalist for more than 30 years, Stan studies and photographs wildlife throughout the United States and Canada. He has received various national and regional awards for his books and photographs. Also a well-known columnist and radio personality, his syndicated column appears in more than 25 newspapers and his wildlife programs are broadcast on a number of Midwest radio stations.