Photography and nature study on New Zealand. Better known as New Zealand, Aotearoa is a destination for travellers and wildlife enthusiasts. Many of the animals found there, including the majority of bird species, are only found in New Zealand. Unfortunately, many of these species are threatened by non-native predators and loss of habitat. As a result, many species live inPhotography and nature study on New Zealand. Better known as New Zealand, Aotearoa is a destination for travellers and wildlife enthusiasts. Many of the animals found there, including the majority of bird species, are only found in New Zealand. Unfortunately, many of these species are threatened by non-native predators and loss of habitat. As a result, many species live in isolated areas that can be difficult to access and experience. Max Allen, a wildlife biologist and photographer from the U.S.A., completed his Ph.D. in New Zealand....
|Title||:||Explorations of Aotearoa|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||146 Pages|
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Explorations of Aotearoa Reviews
These gorgeous nature and landscape photos bring New Zealand right up to our faces. The author studied the wildlife of New Zealand for his PhD and is also a photographer. Accordingly he provides some stunning and colourful photos, mainly of endemic birds (those found nowhere else) as well as some other wildlife such as seals. Nature lovers will definitely want a copy.The presentation is blog style with paragraphs showing no indent and with a space between paragraphs. In a longer or more wordy book this would annoy me but here the text is little more than extended captions. Some of the photos are accompanied by the story of how the author achieved such a great shot, while others explain the adaptations of a bird, such as the kiwi or kea, or the threats it faces in its normal habitat. Some science terms are used, like pelagic birds, which are later explained in the text. Overall it's easy to read.As well as the familiar woe of rats and other introduced creatures preying on or outcompeting the birds, it is nice to see the efforts being made by the modern population. The author assures us that New Zealand is now at the forefront of conservation, and small populations of birds are moved to smaller islands to keep them safe, while a wandering young emperor penguin which unexpectedly arrived was cared for and released. Photographers will also find this book of interest because the author has noted his techniques and equipment. As far as I'm concerned there can never be enough great books on the world's wildlife. So I'm recommending Explorations of Aotearoa and I hope to read more from this author. I downloaded a copy from Story Cartel for an unbiased review.
This is a book one can come back to over and over again. The photos are lovely and the short descriptions tell of the patience one must have to obtain such images. For those of us who are not photographers, the short descriptions of bird behaviour and other titbits are of a good length - interesting but not overloading.For the novice bird photographer, Max Allen's inclusion of camera settings and reasons for the decisions he made, can only be a help.I read this book as part of my introduction to Story Cartel. I received a free copy of the book in exchange for this review.
Another book filled with wonderful pictures of the most interesting animals, mainly birds.Really beautiful!www.storycartel.com