Traer Scott is an award-winning photographer and the bestselling author of four previous books, including Shelter Dogs and Newborn Puppies; Dogs In Their First Three Weeks. Her work has been featured in National Geographic, Life, Vogue, People, O, and dozens of other major national and international publications. Recent solo exhibitions of her work have been held in Portland, Oregon; the UK; Shanghai, China; and the Netherlands. Scott is the recipient of the 2008 Helen Woodward Humane Award for animal welfare activism and the 2010 Rhode Island State Council for the Arts Photography Fellowship Grant. She resides in Providence, Rhode Island, with her husband, daughter, and pit bull.
Whether fierce, cuddly, startling, mysterious, or some indefinable combination of all of the above, nocturnal animals never fail to fascinate. In Nocturne: Creatures of the Night, celebrated animal photographer Traer Scott takes the viewer on a journey through nighttime in the animal kingdom, revealing some of nature's most elusive creatures. Bats, big cats, flying squirrels, tarantula, owls, kangaroo mice, giant moths, sloth, several species of snakes, and a Madagascar hissing cockroach are only a few of the animals illuminated in these lushly detailed portraits. Seventy-five full-color photographs of forty different species are accompanied by informed but accessible descriptions of each animal's habits and habitats, and an introduction provides personal insight into how Scott captures her astonishing images. Nocturne is a compelling view of the rarely seen darkness dwellers who populate the night.
"In this exquisite collection of portraits of 42 nocturnal animals, photographer Scott sets her subjects against dark backgrounds that give the images quiet dignity and power, while making the animals' fur, feathers, quills, and skin all the more luminous. A serval cat stares intently at readers, a bat bares its teeth, and a cecropia moth's fuzzy, vibrant wings fill a full spread. Intriguing information about the animals accompanies the photos." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"Stunning." - FastCompany.com