Included in The Guardian’s list of the best nature books of 2015.
The Express’s list of the best nature-inspired books of the season.
This is a lovely book, vividly written, giving us a fascinating insight into the world of wildlife photography. It is a must for all those who enjoy insights into the natural world.
Alexander McCall Smith
These evocative stories are from the heart of the keenest observer, a skilled cameraman and a superb naturalist…You have crafted a wonderful companion to your visual records, given a knowledgable and fascinated voice to unseen tales, trials and tribulations and you have told the truth about the process and the predicaments. It’s evocative, it made me want to ‘go there’. It’s ‘behind the scenes’ but not the mechanics, rather the feelings.
CBC Radio, The Current
Anna Maria Tremonti interviewed John about the book for The Current on CBC Radio.
You can listen to the interview here.
Every now and then a non-fiction read comes along that’s an utter joy.
If you’ve ever dreamed about being a wildlife photographer, you will love this book. Aitchison takes us on his travels among some of the most wild and charismatic of species – polar bears, wolves on the hunt for elk, and humpback whales, and albatrosses just learning to fly – and shows us via well-told and often poetic stories how he gets his stunning images. This is not a how to book, but a book that celebrates all that Aitchison loves about his work and where it takes him and the animals he watches and captures in film or still photos. He knows full well how endangered many of these species are, and his great hope is that the rest of us, looking at his images, reading his tales will love the animals as he does. That we will be moved. I was. You will be.
Virginia Morell, Author of Animal Wise: How We Know Animals Think and Feel
The Shark and the Albatross is published in hardback in the UK by Profile Books and by Greystone Books in North America. Follow them on Twitter @ProfileBooks and @greystonebooks for news about this and other books.
The Shark and the Albatross is widely available in bookshops, including Waterstones, and in the UK you can order it from Profile Books here and in North America from Greystone Books https://greystonebooks.com/products/the-shark-and-the-albatross
Its page on Amazon UK is here. It has more than thirty, five-star readers’ reviews.
A Kindle/ebook version is also available
John can sign and post copies. Email him here.
The book has also been published in China.
There is also an audio book here. on Audible, read by the author.