Author(s): Vanessa Hunter
Over the course of four years, journalist Graham Lloyd and photographer Vanessa Hunter sought out Australia's wildest, most significant and least known natural phenomena.Wild Beauty is an intimate showcase of 26 of these places, which represent the country's oldest, tallest, longest and more special natural treasures. It offers a glimpse into Australia's rare - and rarely seen - wildernesses, many of which are considered the most spectacular of their kind on Earth. From a blindfolded helicopter ride to view a stand of king's holly, the world's oldest plant, in Tasmania's South-West Wilderness Area to swimming up close to the world's largest mass migration of minke whales near the Great Barrier Reef, this book offers a rare glimpse into the little known and secret places that shelter endangered species and spectacular landscapes. Wild Beauty is a visual journey, brought to life with incredible stories about the people who fight, preserve and protect these special places.
Graham Lloyd is a journalist, musician and adventurer with a passion for travel and conservation. Currently environment editor with The Australian, Graham has worked as a correspondent and editor around the world. Today he spends much of his time in Central and Latin America where he is a founding director of the Lupunaluz Foundation, which is dedicated to the preservation of the Amazon jungle and the traditional cultures of Peru. Vanessa Hunter began her career as a newspaper photographer in Australia before expanding into magazines, landscape photography and now virtual reality technology. Vanessa is a singer and artist, passionate about the plants, and plant-based medicine, of the world's forests. Her work has now taken her to the Amazon rainforest. She divides her time between Australia, and Central and Latin America, where she works to conserve the jungle, with a particular interest in the protection of jaguars.