Thursday 9 August 2007

Bay of Fundy: A Natural Portrait by Scott Leslie

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Scott Leslie brings us a stunningly wonderful book on the Bay of Fundy. In this book he provides over a hundred vivid and amazing photographs of birds, mammals, landscapes, and underwater life. Accompanying the images, the author has provided a great deal of text in which he shares his own personal exploration of the area.

I adored this book. All too often, I forget to enjoy nature as much as I should, and this book was a brilliant reminder of the amazing sights that are just waiting out there for us in the great outdoors. I couldn't put the book down as I followed Scott's journey and lost myself in his descriptions. His sense of awe and his enthusiasm are contagious. I loved learning about the things I wouldn't usually pay attention to, like the sea anemones, nudibranchs, fan worms, sea peaches, lampshells and more.

I loved learning about jellyfish and sea ravens. Both of these creatures are caught in images that are breathtaking and awe inspiring. Scott Leslie seems to capture each photograph perfectly in a way that fills it full of life, and I am definitely left with a longing to go and visit this amazing place for myself. I love that this book also contains a message about our responsibility to preserve the nature around us and helps the reader to take a closer look, beyond the obvious, to the many life forms that we often miss.

This is one of my favourite books, and one I will be returning to often.

Author's website: (Amazing galleries included on the site, including some of the creatures I mention here in the review).


Katie said...

your blog is so great!

Charlene Martel said...

Thanks Katie and I am thrilled you posted and left comments. It gave me the opportunity to explore your book blog and learn about many more books! I will be adding a link to your blog in the next day or so.