Author(s): Rob Suisted
Early botanists were astonished at the wealth of new plants they discovered in New Zealand; many of our flowering plants are found nowhere else in the world. The blue of the giant Chatham Islands forget-me-not, the lush yellow of the kowhai and the startling creamy-white Mt Cook lily are just a few of the vibrant colours captured in Rob Suisted's exceptional images. Ranging through wetland, forest, grasslands and coastal habitats, introductory text and informative captions describe our native flowering plants, paying attention to those endangered species, such as the dramatic kakabeak, whose numbers are becoming scarce in the wild.
Rob Suisted is a Wellington-based photographer and conservationist who combines his passion for wildlife and magnificent scenery with a successful photographic library. He is the author if several books published by New Holland including Majestic New Zealand, awarded runner-up for the Whitcoulls Pictorial Travel Book of the Year in 2011 and the first two titles published in this compact pictorial series. 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.