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Sarah and I went to Riviera Maya, Mexico, for a short vacation at the start of the month. We stayed at a resort called the Fairmont Mayakoba. After visiting one of the restaurants, La Laguna, I noticed an amazing book at the entrance (probably Sarah brought it to my attention) called Birds of Mayakoba by photographer James Batt. The restaurant even had binoculars to view the birds! Sarah searched around and found the only copy available. I am very lucky to have it. I own plenty of bird books, but Birds of Mayakoba is the most beautifully photographed, cleanly designed, and printed book in my collection. It will provide plenty of inspiration for future folk art bird carvings.

Here is a link to view an online version of Birds of Mayakoba. The printed version is a thing of beauty, so if you ever find it, buy it! I have searched online to find another copy, but haven’t had any luck.

The blog, Ride into Birdland, also has a great interview with photographer James Batt about photographing birds in Mayakoba. Check it out to learn more about how Batt captures his world-class images.

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