Explore the extraordinary wildlife of New Zealand through the lens of renown photographer Rod Morris. Beginning over forty years ago Rod has created one of the most comprehensive photographic libraries of New Zealand's unique flora and fauna. From the delicate and mysterious micro-cosmos of the insect world to the staggering beauty of New Zealand's mountains and forests Rod's images bring to light some of the most elusive species in the world. His deep understanding of New Zealand's wildlife paired with his career as a film director are qualities echoed through his photographs. Rod's images are infused with messages of conservation and education that are expressed via his creative and captivating aesthetic.
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Rod with an adult Great Spotted Kiwi (Apteryx haastii) in the mountain beech forests above Arthurs Pass, New Zealand (March, 2010).
To locate a wild dragon nest for his 'Dragons of Komodo' documentary for Discovery Channel, Rod attaches a radio transmitter to a gravid female dragon in Poreng, Komodo Is (July, 1994).
Explaining to a child why a giant stick insect has wings. Bulolo, Papua New Guinea (1990)