THINK LIKE AN EAGLE by Kathryn Lasky


At Work with a Wildlife Photographer
Age Range: 10 - 12
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 A noted science author and her photographer husband follow photographer Swedberg, subject of the documentary movie Home Free: Return of the Bald Eagle, while he stakes out animal haunts, sets up elaborate blinds, patiently waits for hours or even days, and finally snaps wildlife in Florida, Massachusetts, and Alaska. The resulting nature shots may be chosen from hundreds taken in a just few minutes. Unlike Pringle's Batman (1991), the book doesn't bring the photographer himself to life: his quotes are limited to the ``Oh, boy!'' or ``Oh, my gosh, what's goin' on here?'' variety. But the glimpse of special techniques used to photograph in the wild and the handsome color photos (those depicting Swedberg at work are by Knight) make a fine introduction to a fascinating career, as exemplified by a photographer with 30 years of experience. (Nonfiction. 10-12)

Pub Date: May 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-316-51519-1
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 1992


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