Hardback | 192 pages | 150 x 150mm
Publication March 2018 | ISBN 9781912213665
From the awe-inspiring, rock-strewn uplands of Snowdonia to the rugged beauty of the Pembrokeshire islands, Wales is blessed with more than its fair share of natural wonders. In Wilder Wales, author Julian Rollins and award-winning photographer Drew Buckley explore the very best of those landscapes, visiting a dozen of the nation’s key wildlife locations month by calendar month.
Packed with useful information about where, when and how to see the Welsh countryside, Wilder Wales encounters both the familiar (puffins, dolphins, grey seals) and the dramatic (the black grouse’s ‘dance-off’ at dawn) in a compelling almanac of nature photography. Explore it, and discover Wales at its spectacular and engaging best. With foreword by Chris Packham.
This new compact edition makes Wilder Wales an affordable, portable and practical guide to Wales at its engaging and spectacular best.
“A super calendar catalogue of the best places to visit, teasing us with a lovely portfolio of photographs but essentially equipping us with the practical information to make those visits a well organised reality.” Chris Packham
Wilder Wales brings together a year in the Welsh countryside through descriptions of some of the nation's wildest and most atmospheric locations along with the plants and animals that bring those landscapes alive. Using a month-by-month structure, the book picks out a dozen locations and focuses on wildlife encounters that offer a 'wow factor'.
"I've reeled with choughs, spun with dolphins and soared with ospreys over the wonderful landscapes of Wales. What a richness!" Chris Packham
A news journalist by training, Julian grew up fascinated by the world of David Attenborough and the enthusiasm of David Bellamy. He now writes about wildlife, the countryside and the environment.
Growing up in Pembrokeshire, Drew has always loved the beautiful landscape that surrounded him. Now working in Pembrokeshire as a photographer, Drew has won several awards, including Landscape Photographer of the Year at the National Photography Awards 2014, and is regularly shortlisted in national photography competitions. Graffeg have worked with Drew for several years, publishing calendars, notecards and his pocket book, Puffins.
Chris is a well known British naturalist, nature photographer, television presenter and author. He has presented BBC's Springwatch since 2009.