Wild Maine: Discoveries of a Wildlife Photographer

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In Wild Maine, renowned wildlife photographer Bill Silliker also uses these personal stories of his unusual encounters with wild creatures to introduce us to the "grand mosaic" of natural Maine. He opens our eyes to how much wilderness character still exists a few miles beyond the settled towns. Blessed with a varied topography and a mix of climate zones, Maine is home to an impressive variety of wildlife. By sharing his photographs and personal experiences, Bill Silliker introduces us to some of the fascinating ...
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Overview

In Wild Maine, renowned wildlife photographer Bill Silliker also uses these personal stories of his unusual encounters with wild creatures to introduce us to the "grand mosaic" of natural Maine. He opens our eyes to how much wilderness character still exists a few miles beyond the settled towns. Blessed with a varied topography and a mix of climate zones, Maine is home to an impressive variety of wildlife. By sharing his photographs and personal experiences, Bill Silliker introduces us to some of the fascinating creatures that epitomize wild Maine: black bears, moose, waterfowl and other birds, marine mammals, white-tailed deer, bobcats, foxes, beavers, and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892726301
  • Publisher: Down East Books
  • Publication date: 7/1/2004
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,184,463
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.01 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Silliker's photographs have appeared in many books, as well as in Audubon, Backpacker, Field & Stream, National Geographic Traveler, National Wildlife, Outdoor Photographer, Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, and many other magazines. Until his untimely death in 2003, he was an instructor of wildlife and nature photography for L.L. Bean and a frequent speaker for the Fujifilm Professional Talent Team.
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Table of Contents

Tributes: Remembering Bill Silliker "The Mooseman" 9
Introduction: As Wild as it Gets, Maine's Wilderness Mosaic 13
Chapter 1 Primeval Birds: The Common Loon, Symbol of the Wilderness 17
Chapter 2 Black Ghosts: The Surprisingly Abundant Black Bear 23
Chapter 3 Bird Islands: Havens for Nesting Seabirds 29
Chapter 4 Gentle Giants: Maine's State Animal--The Moose 35
Chapter 5 Winged Visitors: Birds that Summer--or Winter--in Maine 39
Chapter 6 The State Bird: The Feisty Black-Capped Chickadee 45
Chapter 7 Waterfowl: Ducks and Geese 48
Chapter 8 Upland Game Birds: Wild Turkey, Grouse, and Woodcock 53
Chapter 9 In the Presence of Foxes: The Ubiquitous Fox, Both Red and Gray 58
Chapter 10 The Wild Cats: The Elusive Bobcat, Rare Canada Lynx, and Ephemeral Cougar 63
Chapter 11 Other Furbearers: Pine Marten, Beaver, Raccoon, Otter, Mink, and Others 67
Chapter 12 Sea Mammals: Seals and Whales in the Gulf of Maine 73
Chapter 13 Eagles Forever: The Bald Eagle, Back from Extinction 79
Chapter 14 Graceful Whitetails: Thriving in the Wild--and in Our Backyards 83
Chapter 15 Some Newcomes: The Coyote, Cardinal, Glossy Ibis, and Others 89
Chapter 16 Gone But Not Forgotten: The Gray Wolf, the Caribou, and Other Missing Pieces of the Mosaic 93
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