After many years of research and a fast-paced 18 months of compiling information, fact checking and tracking down missing images, this labour of love has now hit the shelves. Well, it was supposed to hit the shelves in August, but Australian copies were delayed by a month and did not arrive until late September! Regardless, it was an absolute thrill to get my hands on a copy of this book at the Britain Bird Fair in the United Kingdom in August - personally handed to me by my publisher John Beaufoy (thanks John)!
It was an absolute pleasure to work on this title with Chris Farrell of Chris Farrell Nature Photography and fellow member of the Australia's Wildlife Group. The third member of Australia's Wildlife, Aniket Sardana of Focus Nature, was instrumental in the inception of the idea for this book back in 2014 when Aniket and I were travelling around New South Wales on a wildlife photography trip. But the deal was cemented when fellow author Ding Li Yong and I met on a pelagic birdwatching/photography trip off of Kiama, NSW in 2016. Ding Li was finishing his book on the 100 Best Birdwatching Sites in South-east Asia, which was to be published by John Beaufoy and he introduced me to John a short time later and the rest, as they say, is history!