This beautifully photographed book captures the variety and brilliance of Australian birds in their natural habitat. Glimpses of Australian Birdlife by Sally Elmer and Peter Slater features stunning photos of small and large bush-birds and waterbirds, as well as a brief passage about how the photo was taken. The authors have spent many days travelling Australia to catch a glimpse of these birds, photographing them in flight, resting, hunting for prey and nesting. Short poems and haikus, by Peter Slater, accompany some of the images. A visual delight, Glimpses of Australian Birdlife would make a wonderful gift for nature lovers or those interested in nature.
Peter Slater is an ornithologist, wildlife artist and photographer. He has won numerous awards for his photography and in conjunction with son Raoul has put together the photography for a huge number of books about Australian birds. Peter is the author of one of the most authorative bird books in circulation today: Slater's Field Guide to Australian Birds.