Rosalie Winard has spent the last thirty years enamored with wetland birds. While receiving her bachelor's degree in Natural History, with a specialization in Ornithology and Ethology from New College in Sarasota, Florida, she conducted a field study on Brown Pelican's threat and greeting displays. Receiving one of the first-ever Student Originated Study Grants, she worked for the National Science Foundation censusing bird populations in Florida before being led to documentary film, video art, and finally photography. Winard's award winning photographs have appeared in numerous publications including Artforum, The New York Times, Forbes, Le Monde, and on 60 Minutes. Her pictures are in the permanent collections of The Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Library of Congress, and in the private collections of Nelson Mandela, Oliver Sacks, and many others. To visit Rosalie's website, click here

Temple Grandin (Foreword) is the best-selling author of Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior and Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism. Grandin is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University.

Terry Tempest Williams (essay) is an author, naturalist, and environmental activist. The author of Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, Leap, Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert, The Open Space of Democracy, and most recently/upcoming Mosaic: Finding Beauty in a Broken World.