Author(s): Matt Turner
Given the abundance of New Zealand's wilderness areas, it is no surprise that the country's native wildlife is a major drawcard. In the latest title in his compact-format pictorial series, leading photographer Rob Suisted showcases the most iconic and popular species. Wildlife of New Zealand includes not merely the flagship species like kiwi, kauri, kakapo and tuatara, but a unique assembly of fascinating plants and animals that have evolved amid habitats ranging from alpine peaks, open scrub and subtropical forest to wetlands, rocky or sandy shores and the open Pacific. And ease of access to New Zealand's great outdoors means that almost all of these species can be seen firsthand by the visitor. Well researched and informative captions from natural history writer and editor Matt Turner make this not only a stunning photographic collection, but also a very useful reference.
Rob Suisted is a Wellington-based photographer and conservationist who combines his passion for wildlife and magnificent scenery with a successful photographic library. His images are well known throughout New Zealand and have appeared in calendars, books and magazines. He is the author of 12 books published by New Holland including New Zealand Panorama, Scenic New Zealand, New Zealand Landmarks and Wellington and Beyond. In 2011 he was awarded runner-up for the Whitcoulls Pictorial Travel Book of the Year Award for Majestic New Zealand, also published by New Holland. Matt Turner is a writer and publishing consultant with a passion for natural history and the environment. He has written books on a diverse range of subjects from elephants to earth sciences. Wildlife of New Zealand is the third title authored by him in this popular series from Rob Suisted and New Holland Publishers.