About the Ebook
When Maori first pulled canoes onto the shores of Aotearoa, or New Zealand as it is known, about 800 years ago, they stepped into a giant time capsule. Until then New Zealand had been on it's own in the middle of the southern ocean. Giant birds standing three metres tall, eagles capable of killing humans, huge insects, primitive animals and ancient forests greeted these early settlers. Many of these creatures are now extinct, but even today New Zealand has more unique plants and animals than any other country in the world. Wild Aotearoa is a collection of photographs, the work of wildlife photographer Jonathan Harrod, which highlight the beauty and uniqueness of New Zealand's wildlife. These photos represent New Zealand today and tomorrow they will become a part of our natural history.