Marianne Taylor (California, USA) is a freelance writer, illustrator, photographer and editor. She worked for seven years in natural history publishing, and her particular interest in owls was sparked by a period in 2005 working with bird ringers studying Ural, Tengmalm’s and Eagle Owls in the forests of Sweden. She has written on a range of natural history subjects and her er previous books include the RSPB British Birds of Prey.
Andrew Perris has tackled a wide range of challenging commissions during the 20 years he has worked as a photographer. These include photographing champion breeds at agricultural and poultry shows for Beautiful Pigs, Beautiful Chickens and Beautiful Ducks. His numerous corporate and advertising clients include Virgin, Sainsbury’s, Parker Pens, P&O Ferries and Royal Bank of Scotland.