1958 1st edition. 8vo (144 x 227mm). Ppxvi,270. B/w photograph plates. Green cloth, gilt titles to spine.
Vernon van Someren introduces the reader to the birds of Kenya, some of the habitats of Kenya itself, and his experience and methods of bird photography. Van Someren also describes a birding expedition to Madagascar. Chapters include: In the shadow of Mount Kenya; The way of a shrike; The wilder garden; Coral reefs and coconut palms; Rainpools and reeds; Madagascar interlude; Lake Magadi; Grasslands of the dancing Whydah; Pipits, plovers, and others; Oxpeckers; Featherhill and the thorn-tree plains. Photographing birds: The birds themselves; The camera and its accessories; The after technique; Away from the nest; Nests and eggs; Electronic flash; Bird census list (September 1951); Index of birds mentioned in the text.