I recently wrote about Peter Lik’s amazing photos of the natural environment. After writing that article, I realized that I couldn’t write about Peter Lik without writing about Craig Potton!
So here goes…
Craig Potton is a well known New Zealand photographer and conservationist.
I first came across his photos when doing a Google image search for New Zealand nature photos. Every now and then I would see an absolutely stunning photo and click through to see who took the photo. It seemed that every time this happened, the photographer was Craig Potton!
Since then, I’ve explored the Craig Potton Gallery website and seen some amazing photos. I encourage you to take a look too.
Here’s what Craig once said about photography and nature:
A good photo can sometimes be an arrow to the heart of things, alluding to or eliciting an immediate encounter. It is the nature of art and the way of nature to push us beyond the narrow realities we often become trapped in, to new or forgotten realms of pleasure.
Craig is co-founder and co-owner of Craig Potton Publishing. He has written and published a range of books featuring his own photography. He has also done photography work on movies such as Lord of the Rings, Peter Pan and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
Having been born in New Zealand myself, I know how beautiful the scenery can be. It’s certainly a great environment to get a wide range of different landscape shots. It’s always a pleasure to see photos of that environment taken by a master such as Craig.
To see more of Craig’s photos, check out the Craig Potton Gallery.