Last month, American Bird Conservancy and the publisher Braided River published a stunning new book titled Bringing Back the Birds: Exploring Migration and Preserving Birdscapes throughout the Americas. This gorgeous coffee-table-style book measures about 12×10 inches, and it uses its large size to display bird photos by Owen Deutsch, a renowned Chicago-based photographer.
Deutsch has spent the last 20 years traveling around the world striving to capture the essence of birds. He soon found his fascination with the beauty of birds evolving into a passion for saving them. Through the book’s elegant collection of his photographs, he has joined with ABC to share not only what is extraordinary about birds, but also to enlighten us about the threats they face and what we can do about it.
We’re thrilled to present the following gallery of 10 photos from the book.
Arctic Terns breed in coastal areas, often in the company of Common Terns in the southern part of their breeding range, and winter at sea. This species feeds mainly on fish, particularly sand eels, which it catches by plunge-diving into the water — a behavior it shares with other terns. Males court females with impressive aerial displays, culminating in the male presenting the female with fish. This pair was photographed in Churchill, Manitoba.