In January 1997, John E. Marriott sold his first image as a professional wildlife photographer. Twenty years later, Marriott's Tall Tales, Long Lenses chronicles his rise as one of Canada's renowned wildlife photographers, with a storied career that has included magazine covers, best-selling books, billboards, a Royal Canadian Mint coin, a Canada Post stamp, a photography column in a national publication and a conservation-themed web series.
This remarkable book recounts many of Marriott's favourite stories and photos from his most memorable wildlife encounters in some of Canada's spectacular locales. It's a fascinating autobiographical account of being in the right place at exactly the right times, from his one-day love affair with a pine marten to his lifelong quest to find monstrous male grizzly bears like Frank the Tank. Marriott takes you through two decades of his tallest tales and showcases many of his unforgettable images of the animals that have inspired him to become an outspoken conservation advocate.