Secret Worlds

Secret Worlds

by Stephen Dalton

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Secret Worlds by Stephen Dalton

A pioneer of high-speed photography, Stephen Dalton is one of the world's greatest nature photographers. These 250 astonishing images celebrate the birds, insects, mammals and countryside that Dalton appreciates as an artist, a scientist and a lover of wildlife.

The concentrated energy of the visual work is offset by the light touch Dalton brings to the accompanying text. Informative and engaging, he tells of the challenges of adjusting to his subject's schedule rather than following his own. But Dalton's greatest gift is revealing the adaptive genius of some of nature's most familiar creatures.

Secret Worlds features:

  • Nocturnal predators capturing prey
  • Frogs, mice, and fleas in mid-leap
  • The Jesus Lizard walking on water

Naturalists everywhere will be enthralled by this vivid exploration of the hidden worlds that surround us.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781552978061
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 09/06/2003
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 9.25(w) x 11.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Stephen Dalton's high-speed wildlife photography has earned him a devoted following among both nature lovers and photographers. Dalton has published several books including Secret Lives, Caught in Motion, The Secret Life of a Garden, Vanishing Paradise and At the Water's Edge.


Table of Contents

Introduction: Early Days

    - Lesser Bush Baby (Galago senegalensis)
    - Marsh Frog (Rana redibunda)

The Seventies: Breaking the High-Speed Barrier

    - Stag Beetle (Lucanus cervus)
    - Water Vole (Arvicola terretris)
    - Honeybee (Apis mellifera)
    - Harvest Mouse (Micromys minutus)
    - Barn Owl (Tyto alba)
    - Cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)
    - Hover Fly (Eristalis tenax)
    - Brimstone Butterfly (Gonepteryx rhamni)
    - Spurge Hawk Moth (Celerio euphorbiae)
    - Honeybee (Apix mellifera)
    - Wasp
    (Vespula vulgaris)
    - Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)
    - Rhododendron Leafhopper (Graphocephala coccinea)
    - Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
    - Green Lestes Damselfly (Lestes sponsa)
    - Green Lacewing (Chrysopa perla)
    - Carder Bumblebee (Bombus agrorum)
    - Ladybird (Coccinella sp)
    - Hawker Dragonfly (Aeshna sp)
    - Zebra Butterfly (Heliconius charitonius)
    - Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)
    - Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens)
    - Northern Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)
    - Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox)
    - Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
    - Mediterranean Chameleon (Chamaeleo chamaeleon)
    - False Vampire (Megaderma lyra)
    - Mouse-Eared Bat (Myotis myotis)
    - Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus ferrum-equinum)
    - Cloud Forest in Mist - Orange-Winged Amazon Parrot (Amazona amaonica)
    - Red-Eyed Tree Fron (Agalychins callidryas)
    - Skeleton Butterfly (Pteronymia sp)
    - Green Heliconid (Phylaethria dido)
    - Green Violet-Ear (Colibri thalassinus)
    - Basilisk (Basiliscus basiliscus)
    - Tree Frog (Hyla sp)
    - Black Witch Moth (Ascalapha odorata)

The Eighties: Woodland and Waterside

    - Jumping Spider (Plexippus paykulli)
    - Cat Flea (Ctenocephalides felis)
    - Horned Frog (Ceratophyrys ornata)
    - European Tree Frog (Hyla arboria)
    - Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus)
    - Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum)
    - Oak Seedling (Quercus robur)
    - Poplar Sawfly (Cladius viminalis)
    - Silver-Washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia)
    - Tawny Owl (Strix aluco)
    - Drooping Sedge (Carex pendula)
    - European Beech (Fagus sylvatica)
    - Nut Weevil (Cuculo nucum)
    -
    Banded Snail (Cepaea nemoralis)
    - Porcelain Fungus (Oudemanciella mucida)
    - Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)
    - Stout (Mustela erminea)
    - Puffball (Lycoperdon sp)
    - Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius)
    - Moss - Liverwort (Marchantia polymorpha)
    - Brown Long-Eared Bat (Plecotus auritus)
    - Dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius)
    - Badger (Meles meles)
    - Common Frog (Rana temporaria)
    - River Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
    - Tadpole - Eurasian Water Shrew (Neomys fodiens)
    - Water Measurer (Hydrometra stagnorum)
    - Leopard Frog
    (Rana pipiens)
    - Daubenton's Bat (Myotis daubentonii)
    - Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)
    - Common Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)
    - Grass Snake (Natrix natrix)
    - Whirligig Beetle (Gyrinus natator)
    - Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
    - Wood Mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus)
    - Larch (Larix sp)

The Nineties: On Our Doorstep

    - Aerial View of the Weald of Sussex - Ladybird (Coccinella 7-punctata)
    - European Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)
    - Larva of Mullein Moth (Cucullia verbasci)
    - Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus)
    - Great Tit (Parus major)
    - Katsura Tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum)
    - Short-Horned Grasshopper (Locusta sp)
    - Meadow Foxtail (Alopecurus pratensis)
    - Autumn Cobwebs - Orange-Tip Butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines)
    - Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus)
    - Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)
    - European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
    - Honeybee (Apis mellifera)
    - Common Toad (Bufo bufo)
    - Zebra Spider (Salticus scenicus)
    - Butterflies at Buddleia - Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
    - House Mouse (Mus musculus)
    - Barn Owl
    (Tyto alba)
    - Eurasian Swift (Apus apus)
    - Dock Field and Rainbow - Bumblebee (Bombus sp)
    - 'Round Pond' - Small Copper and Cobwebs - Northern Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)
    - Rabbit (Orictolagus cuniculus)
    - European Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)
    - Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
    - Yellow-Necked Mouse (Apodemus flavicollis)
    - Swallow-Tailed Moth (Ourapteryx sambucaria)
    - Azure Damselfly (Coenagrion puella)
    - Lesser Bush Baby (Galago senegalensis)
    - Fire-Bellied Toad (Bombina bombina)
    - Leaf-Tailed Gecko (Uroplatus henklei)
    - Veiled Chameleon
    (Chamaeleo calyptratus)
    - Mountain Chameleon (Chamaeleo montium)
    - Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus)
    - Archerfish (Toxotes sp)

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