The Heron and the Tortoise
The Heron and the Tortoise
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The Heron and the Tortoise

Last updated on 2014-10-14

About the Book

A little fable about a heron who decided to wander to the sea.

Photos and text by L. Lee McIntyre

Inspired by a true story. Well, at least, it was inspired by seeing a heron who appeared unexpectedly on a Florida beach one day, a heron who really did appear to learn a lesson from his encounter with a tortoise.

Illustrated with 27 color photos taken at Indialantic Beach, Florida, U.S.A. and along the Talvera River, Bolzano, Italy.

Cover photo by Chris Culy

Where your money is going:

- 10% of the sale price + 0.50 cent fee to LeanPub

- The remainder is paid to the author as royalties.

Update: As of February 2018 I am no longer donating royalties from the sale of this book to OxFam.

About the Author

L. Lee McIntyre
L. Lee McIntyre

I'm an American photographer and writer currently living in Germany. Check out some more of my projects on my website:, or my shop at

About the Contributors

Chris Culy
Chris Culy


Chris is an American artist and photographer, when he isn't also teaching at the University of Tuebingen in Germany. Learn more about him at his website:

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