Author(s): Apse, Andris
'Te Wahipounamu-South-West new Zealand' is a celebration of Te Wahipounamu, the South-West New Zealand World Heritage Area, through the photography of Andris Apse, an acclaimed photographer of New Zealand's wilderness landscapes.
Covering a huge 2.6 million hectares, or about ten percent of New Zealand's land area, 'Te WahipounamuPounamu South-West New Zealand' combines four National Parks (Mount Cook, Westland, Mount Aspiring and Fiordland), and a large area of South Westland lowland forest, into a single contiguous entity in the south-west of the South Island.
Andris Apse's panoramic photographs, the results of years of patient work, portray the area's vast untouched landscapes, from the spectacular high mountains, glaciers and forests of Westland and Mount Cook to the extraordinary fiords and glacier-sculpted valleys of Fiordland. Accompanying the photographs are introductions and captions by Andy Dennis who outlines Te Wahipounamu's natural history, its significance as a wildlife and plant sanctuary, the back-ground to the world heritage nomination and the issues that must be addressed to ensure the area retains its integrity.
South-West New Zealand will stand as a spectacular tribute and testament to the area's status as one of the world's most outstanding wilderness regions.
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