The Southern Alps
Running from Nelson Lakes in the north to the ranges of Fiordland in the south, New Zealand's Southern Alps are the chain of mountains that form the spine of the South Island, and provide the backdrop to so much of its remarkable scenery. The Southern Alps is a tribute to these mountains from Craig Potton, New Zealand's pre-eminent landscape photographer. Collected over many years, these aerial photographs capture the magnificence of the tangle of rock, ice, snow and forested valleys that define the character of these mountains. The book includes images of all the major peaks, ranging from Mt Tutoko in Fiordland's Darran Mountains, Mt Earnslaw, Mt Aspiring, the high peaks of Aoraki/Mt Cook, north through to Mt Whitcombe and Mt Evans in the Central Alps, and on to Nelson Lakes. In addition to the plates, Craig Potton has contributed a thoughtful essay on how we look at mountains, and there are detailed captions about every photo and an essay outlining the natural history of this mountain chain. This is the ultimate book for mountain lovers. Beautifully produced in an oversized format, it presents the finest portrait of New Zealand's Southern Alps ever published.
Hardback 350mm 280mm 143 pages