Celebrated photographer Traer Scott has created detailed portraits of some of the planet's most elusive animals in her new book Nocturne: Creatures Of The Night.

Vampire bats, otters, kangaroo rats, sloths, owls, flying foxes, hedgehogs and a hissing cockroach are all dramatically lit against black backgrounds.

Each portrait is accompanied by information on the animal's habits and habitats. The introduction provides personal insight into how Scott captures her images.

Nocturne: Creatures Of The Night by Traer Scott is published by Princeton Architectural Press, £12.99.