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NEW ZEALAN­DER ROB SUISTED

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Pho­tog­ra­pher Rob Suisted re­sides in Welling­ton and runs his own suc­cess­ful New Zealand stock photo im­age li­brary called ‘Na­ture’s Pic Im­ages’ (www.naturespic.com) ded­i­cated to New Zealand scenic, recre­ation, wildlife and wilder­ness photograph­y. Rob also en­joys cre­at­ing artis­tic and ab­stract photograph­y of all as­pects of the nat­u­ral world.

Prior to work­ing full time as a pho­tog­ra­pher, Rob’s ca­reer was in con­ser­va­tion man­age­ment, where he worked for twelve years for New Zealand’s Depart­ment of Con­ser­va­tion as the Na­tional Marine Mam­mal Co­or­di­na­tor. He has back­ground in bi­ol­ogy, zo­ol­ogy and con­ser­va­tion man­age­ment and is a fre­quent vis­i­tor

to the sub-Antarc­tic and Antarc­tic Is­lands, where he works a pro­fes­sional guide, lec­turer and pho­tog­ra­pher.

In ad­di­tion, he has pub­lished five suc­cess­ful pic­to­rial books, ‘Welling­ton and Be­yond’, ‘Scenic New Zealand’, ‘Hau­raki Gulf Des­ti­na­tions’, ‘Welling­ton Top Spots’ and ‘New Zealand Land­marks’. His sixth book, New Zealand Panorama is due to be re­leased in Oc­to­ber 2008, and he is cur­rently work­ing on his sev­enth book.

Rob’s ca­reer as a pho­tog­ra­pher be­gan as a con­se­quence for his en­thu­si­asm for New Zealand’s wilder­ness ar­eas, flora and fauna. He wanted to give oth­ers the op­por­tu­nity to share in ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the ex­traor­di­nary beauty of wild New Zealand, that few peo­ple are lucky enough to ex­pe­ri­ence per­son­ally.

Rob’s im­ages are in de­mand in both New Zealand and in­ter­na­tion­ally, and have

ap­peared in many books, in­te­rior de­sign projects, cor­po­rate ad­ver­tis­ing cam­paigns, cal­en­dars, postage stamps, art in­stal­la­tions. Re­cently he pro­vided im­ages used as large mu­rals for the Auck­land In­ter­na­tional Air­ports re­fur­bish­ment. Rob is also a ma­jor provider of im­ages to Tourism New Zealand which pro­motes New Zealand as a trav­el­ling des­ti­na­tion. He is also a keen sup­porter of con­ser­va­tion and en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues.

Rob is pas­sion­ate about the wilder­ness, and fre­quently spends time in the re­mote ar­eas of New Zealand, such as Fiord­land. He is also a fre­quent vis­i­tor to the Sub­Antarc­tic Is­lands and Antarc­tica where he works a pro­fes­sional guide, lec­turer and pho­tog­ra­pher. Later this year he will be trav­el­ling to Chile, where he will be work­ing as a lec­turer and field guide on­board the Prince Al­bert II for her in­au­gu­ral voy­age to South Ge­or­gia and the Antarc­tic Re­gion.

(OP­PO­SITE) A TOUR GROUP DE­SCENDS INTO THE MISTY ‘LOST WORLD’ CAVE AT WAIT­OMO, NZ (ABOVE) CLOSE UP OF UN­FURL­ING FERN FRONDS. MA­MAKU; BLACK TREE FERN (CY­ATHEA MEDULLARIS), NZ

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