Eric Hosking's Owls is an enthralling survey of the owl world, illustrated by an unrivalled portfolio of outstanding photographs. The authoritative and highly readable text examines the natural history of the owl in full, with notes on its evolution, taxonomy, distribution, habitats, anatomy, behavior, and breeding patterns. Owls from all over the world, ranging in size from the tiny Pygmy Owl to the majestic Eagle Owl, feature in Eric Hosking's magnificent illustrations.
With over 100 color photographs and 90 in black and white, this book represents the culimation of a lifetime's observation of owls. Eric Hosking's great love of his subject, matched only by his mastery of photographic techniques, is clearly communicated through his superb photographs.
Included is an index, and a special list of photographs. This list includes details on how the photograph was taken -- shutter speed, type of camera used, details on the flash used, etc. -- along with the name of the owl, size when known, and location of the bird when photographed.
The foreword is by Ian Prestt, the Director of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.