Redland wildlife has been captured and presented in the book Naturally Wonderful by Thornlands photographer Phil Robinson.
Produced entirely in the Redlands, this 32-page A5 wildlife book features Redland birds, bugs, bees, butterflies and koalas, with some local habitat views, in all full colour.
Mr Robinson said the idea for the book came from his wife, artist and graphic designer May Sheppard as she was typing descriptions for labels to go on the back of his matted photos.
"Maybe these could go along with one to three photos per page and could be put together a small book," she said.
The couple researched each description for the 52 species in the book for accuracy, including biological and common names, habitat and habits.
Mr Robinson said he trawled through thousands of his photos for this book, leaving many for an additional book to come out at another time.
The photographs are not meant to create a formal reference book or comprehensive guide to all wildlife of the Redlands, but rather a reflection of his enjoyment from visiting places and seeing the creatures he candidly photographs.
Mr Robinson said he enjoyed the wonders of nature which was the driving force behind his photography. His love of the outdoors means nature is his place for taking photographs.
"I like to think of myself as a creative photographer, with many admirers of my work enjoying the photographs as paintings or watercolours," he said.
He has received photographic recognition and awards and currently exhibits with the Old SchoolHouse Gallery where he also sells his work.
The book is printed by Koala Graphics making the project entirely local.
"The book has been really well received and it has turned out wonderfully," he said.
Naturally Wonderful can be purchased for $25 from Straddievarious Gallery, the Redland Museum and the Old SchoolHouse Gallery in Cleveland and at IndigiScapes in Capalaba.