Australian Geographic (Author) Georgina Steytler (Photography)

Georgina Steytler, one of Australia’s most gifted wildlife photographers, is passionate about birds and conservation. In this stunning collection of her work over the last decade, her poetic images portray birds as individuals, each with a character of its own, an intelligence and beauty to be admired, a mystery to be solved, a skill to be envied and each with a unique, and deserved, place in this world. An ethical artist who believes in treading lightly on the earth, she practices and describes the art of low impact photography which doesn’t distress wildlife or disturb natural behaviours. Georgina’s photographs are created to evoke emotion and imagination. She’s drawn to birds with personality and likes to use the elements, light and landscape around the bird to portray a sense of place, scale, perspective, contrast, mood and mystery. In For the Love of Birds, you’ll get to know some of Australia’s 830 species of birds in a series of beautiful and powerful images that will reconnect you with our natural world and inspire you to notice the wonderful birds all around us.

About the Author

Georgina is a self-taught Australian wildlife photographer, specialising in native birdlife. She produces images for use by conservation organisations across Australia, as well as teaching the art and ethics of bird photography through workshops, talks and articles. In 2018 she became the first Australian woman to win a category in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the worlds foremost nature photography competition. Other awards include Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year (Portfolio Prize 2016), Bird Photographer of the Year (Best Portfolio 2020 and Creative Prize 2018), Grand Prix Winner of EAAFP Waterbirds Photo Contest 2019 and Australian Photography Awards (Wildlife).

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Australian Geographic, October 2021.  208 pages, hardcover, colour photographs throughout