Rhapsody in Blue (A Celebration of North American Waterbirds) Middleton Evans

ISBN: 9780977805518

Published: August 2nd 2007

Hardcover

272 pages


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Rhapsody in Blue (A Celebration of North American Waterbirds)  by  Middleton Evans

Rhapsody in Blue (A Celebration of North American Waterbirds) by Middleton Evans
August 2nd 2007 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 272 pages | ISBN: 9780977805518 | 5.22 Mb

Traveling to the continents wild perimeter in search of glorious North American waterbirds... this was the adventure of a lifetime. Maryland photographer, Middleton Evans, made 38 trips over a five-year period to complete his wish list of alluring species, captivating behaviors and pristine habitats. In all, Evans encountered 180 species on trips to thirteen states and Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas. A remarkable trip to Florida in 1998 inspired the project with ten days of daily surprises, including a Great Blue Heron grappling a plump muskrat. On a wing and a prayer, Evans dropped his current Baltimore project and dreamed up shots to fill a unique coffee table book celebrating North Americas waterbirds at their finest.

God poured out blessings time and again, as the veil lifted to reveal profound moments. Highlights include an unusually friendly King Eider, dancing Western Grebes, inquisitive Brown Boobies, a preening Roseate Spoonbill and huddling American Flamingo chicks. Yet nothing would eclipse climbing into a Bald Eagle nest on Middleton Island, Alaska! An introduction describes how Middletons odyssey became a spiritual journey, punctuated by arduous hikes, frequent perils, joyous camaraderie and moments of sheer epiphany. A Photography Notes section at the end of Rhapsody details the inspirations and circumstances behind each of the books 320 photographs.

Rhapsody in Blue makes a wonderful gift for any nature lover, engaging the heart, mind and soul with each turn of the page.



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