By Traer Scott
Even if fierce, cuddly, startling, mysterious, or a few indefinable blend of the entire above, nocturnal animals by no means fail to fascinate. In Nocturne: Creatures of the evening, celebrated animal photographer Traer Scott takes the viewer on a trip via night within the animal nation, revealing a few of nature's such a lot elusive creatures. Bats, vast cats, flying squirrels, tarantula, owls, kangaroo mice, immense moths, sloth, numerous species of snakes, and a Madagascar hissing cockroach are just the various animals illuminated in those lushly precise pictures. Seventy-five full-color images of 40 diverse species are followed via educated yet available descriptions of every animal's behavior and habitats, and an advent offers own perception into how Scott captures her outstanding photographs. Nocturne is a compelling view of the hardly ever noticeable darkness dwellers who populate the evening.
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