Brutus Östling is a freelance photographer and publisher. A member of PhotoNatura, he has contributed photo features around the world. His unique sense of composition, light, and the bird's personality make him a unique bird photographer, and he has been awarded "Nature Photographer of the Year" in his native Sweden. This is Brutus's second book for Collins, following Between the Wingtips (2006).
Susanne Åkesson, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, in Sweden. She teaches evolutionary animal ecology and ornithology and does research in animal migration and navigation. She also does popular science programs for Swedish radio and writes for various journals and magazines.