The Unfeathered Bird by Katrina van Grouw is a one-of-a-kind book. This large coffee table book is full of the most spectacular sketches, drawings, and paintings all done from real specimens. This time consuming project that spanned many years to create is something that you won't find anywhere else. I especially love the birds that are posed in real world situations like the European Robin and Great Spotted Woodpecker below.
This book is like a marriage of a technical ornithology book and an artist's portfolio but even better because the text reads in an entertaining fashion for anyone that is interested in birds. To learn more about this exciting new book check out Princeton University Press. Also the NY Times just gave it a great write-up if you're interested here: Flights of Winged Majesty.
This review copy was provided by Princeton University Press. All photos taken from The Unfeathered Bird.