Upland, Andrew Fusek Peters, Photography, Shropshire, Graffeg

The Long Mynd and the Stiperstones ridge make up the largest area of heathland in the Shropshire Hills. This book is an exploration of the wildlife and landscape of these two hills in stunning photography and lyrical nature writing by Andrew Fusek Peters.

In his latest publication, Andrew turns his lens from the wild waters of the borderlands towards his current home, immersing himself in the diverse terrain of Long Mynd and the Stiperstones. The site of Stepping Stones, a major conservation project by Natural England and the National Trust, Andrew was commissioned to document the variety and value of the area’s flora and fauna.

Over the course of three years, Andrew demonstrated why he has been shortlisted in The British Wildlife Photography Awards in recent competitions, as his shots have captured the environment’s full range, from vast night-time skies to studies in minute detail of the species of bird and other animals which make the area their home, many of which are threatened.

His account, in both photography and prose, culminates in a vivid and poetic evocation of being in the landscape; of its capacity to move us, and the necessary efforts which must be made to preserve it.

Published 26 June 2017

Andrew Fusek Peters is an acclaimed and prolific author and photographer. He has been shortlisted twice for British Wildlife Photographer of the Year and his photographs regularly appear in the national papers and photo magazines. His Supermoon was on the front page of The Times and his Hare in Bluebells was featured on the BBC’s Springwatch. His last photobook Wilderland was highly praised. ‘Stunning photos’ – The Countryman, ‘A delight’ – Outdoor Photographer, ‘Inspiring’ – Amateur Photographer.

‘Upland is my kind of book. A passionately written and lavishly illustrated account of the natural history of one of Britain’s hidden secrets by a man who understands his subject. Andrew Fusek Peters has thrown his heart and soul into this book, and it shows.’ Iolo Williams

‘Andrew has created a book full of beautiful, engaging images that take you on a journey into a wilderness full of surprises and characters at every corner. The images alone are jaw-dropping, reminding us all that great exploratory journeys can be made into nature, often in our own overlooked back yard. His passion and enthusiasm absorb you into the very fabric of the habitat and its species. A truly wonderful book that deserves to be on everyone’s bookshelf.’ Dr. Richard Shucksmith