Want to tour the world’s most beautiful landscapes?
Then feast your eyes on these stunning pictures.
They were captured by seasoned globetrotter and photographer Michael Poliza, from Germany, who has travelled through more than 170 countries, always on the lookout for breathtaking landscapes, remote regions and pristine nature reserves. And they all feature in his brand new book, The World (by teNeues), which is a treasure chest of his unpublished images from all seven continents.
The book isn’t cheap. It costs £225 (250 euros/$300) for the unsigned ‘special edition’ and £850 (999 euros/$1200) for the hand-signed ‘collector’s edition’.
But it contains a sensational body of work. Two hundred and eighty colour images by a photographer at the very top of his game who has trained his lens on earth’s most jaw-dropping environments – dramatic volcanoes in Iceland, bizarre rock formations in Australia, lush mangrove forests in Thailand, penguins in the icy Antarctic and much more.
Michael said: ‘Part of me wants to keep these landscapes hidden, a secret shared between myself and the wilderness. But I also hope that in showing these pictures – and in beginning to take people to my favourite spots in the world on private tours – more people will be motivated to protect something of the beauty, and fragility, they see in the world.’ Scroll down for a taster of The World’s lavish landscape photography…
Michael captured this dramatic image of the moss-green Mælifell volcano in Hálendið in the highlands of Iceland
The mangrove forests of Phang Nga Bay in Thailand. Michael said: ‘My eye has always been drawn to nature and remote places’
Michael said: ‘These beehive-like rock formations are called Bungle Bungles. Formed through various natural processes, they are found in Purnululu National Park, Western Australia’
Michael captured this mesmerising image at sunrise at Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat
On the remote Kuril Islands just south of the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia, thick-billed murres fly out of a cathedral-like cave as the sun sets behind them
A group of Adélie penguins on the Antarctic Peninsula, close to Fortín Sargento Cabral
Michael shot this unique image of three lionesses close to Lake Ndutu on the eastern border of Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
This stunning aerial shot shows longboats at a market in the village of Nampan on Inle Lake in Myanmar’s Shan State. The remarkable village is built on stilts over the water
This image shows the Erta Ale volcano in the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia. Lava continues to flow under its thin, recently cooled crust
This magnificent shot was captured in the town of Churchill in Hudson Bay in the province of Manitoba, Canada
The World by Michael Poliza, published by teNeues, is available as a special edition, hand-signed special edition, and as a collector’s edition. Visit www.teneues.com. The cover image shows Hopkins Valley near Lake Ohau on New Zealand’s South Island