John's Most Popular Books

John's first book, Radnor Lake: Nashville's Walden, was published in 1984, and since then John has published over 20 books. His best selling books are Frogs, Lizards and Snakes with David Badger and A Guide to Photography and the Smoky Mountains with David Duhl.

* Books marked with an asterisk are out of print books that we have a small number of available for purchase. Please contact us for purchasing information.



David Badger and John Netherton, Photographer

David Badger's vivid, non-technical text brings you into the world of lizards by detailing their behavior and characteristics, the curious relationship between lizards and humans, and the threats facing lizards. This overview is complemented by interesting folkore and quotes, and John Netherton's spectacular color photography, which captures the vivid hues, flecks, and brilliant patterns of this, the largest group of reptiles. You'll never look at lizards the same way again!



David Badger and John Netherton, Photographer

Frogs showcases over fifty of the world's most fascinating frogs. While some of the frogs and toads in this book will be recognized by readers, others will certainly be new. This is understandable, since there are over 3,950 species worldwide. In Frogs, John Netherton's brilliant photos are paired with David Badger's easy-to-read, non-technical text, pointing out the characteristics that make the frogs so unique and interesting.



David Badger and John Netherton, Photographer

Snakes combines excellent vivid color photography and interesting, entertaining text that details the lives of a variety of snakes in an enlightening, and often amusing, book. Featuring 100 full-color photographs-of everything from garter snakes, rattlesnakes, and vipers to cobras, pythons and anacondas-by renowned nature photographer John Netherton, Snakes also includes an intriguing appendix that explains how he managed to capture specific photos. For reptile and nature fans and pet snake owners.

A Guide to Photography and the Smoky Mountains

A Guide to Photography and the Smoky Mountains

David Duhl and John Netherton, Photographer

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 800 square miles of magnificent wilderness. It contains more than 1,500 kinds of flowering plants and over 100 varieties of native trees. It is host to an abundance of wildlife hidden beneath its canopy. Little wonder that the casual visitor can feel overwhelmed here. John Netherton and David Duhl share their technical knowledge of photography and their observations on the park's natural history.

Radnor Lake: Nashville's Walden

John's first book, published in 1984, shows the beauty of one of Nashville's most breathtaking attractions as well as the struggle endured to preserve it.

Tennessee: A Bicentennial Celebration

Showcasing a natural landscape as unspoiled today as it was two centuries ago, this keepsake volume commemorates Tennessee's 200 years of statehood.

North American Wading Birds

John Netherton shares his experiences in this beautiful book containing pictures and biological data on nineteen wading bird species along with directions and descriptions of some of the most ideal viewing sites for each.

Florida: A Guide to Nature and Photography

This book, with nearly 100 color photographs, is an indispensable guide to the natural world of Florida, carrying the reader through 14 of the best places in Florida's parks and preserves.

Scott's Gulf: The Bridgestone/Firestone Centennial Wilderness

Senator Howard Baker and John Netherton combine their talents again to showcase this gift from Bridgestone/Firestone to the state of Tennessee.

Big South Fork Country

Senator Howard Baker and John Netherton combine their love of Big South Fork country with their photographic skills to produce a beautiful book that celebrates the natural beauty of the area.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Wildlife Watcher's Guide

Highlights nearly 50 species of wildlife that can be observed in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Tennessee Wonders

From the broad Mississippi River floodplain in the west to the Great Smoky Mountains in the east, the parks of Tennessee are among America's most picturesque natural areas.

Of Breath and Earth: A Book of Days

Guided by the wisdom of Native America, readers will find themselves richly rewarded and spiritually renewed. Journey within these pages, or carry this book along to record thoughts, feelings, and adventures.

Children's Books

This set of four children’s books published by Lerner Publications feature John’s photography of brown pelicans, salamanders, wading birds, and tree frogs.