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Nature volume 159, page 725 (31 May 1947) | Download Citation



THE standard of bird photography has risen high in recent years, but we have no better exponent of the art, for an art it has become, than G. K. Yeates. His bird portraits are superb examples of the work of the camera. In his latest book, "Bird Life in Two Deltas", we see pictures taken in Spain and in the south of France. “The Spanish marismas at the estuary of the great Guadalquiver and the Camargue or Rhône-Delta constitute two of the greatest bird paradises in Western Europe”, says the author. He goes on, “The brief visits of a foreigner to these great oases of bird-life, so vast that even a lifetime would leave much unseen and unexplored, can in themselves provide only a fleeting glimpse into the wealth and variety of their natural history. These three diaries which follow are the unadorned records of my visits.”

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