Heart Of Turtle Island: The Niagara Escarpment



Award-winning photographer Mark Zelinski has travelled to all seven continents of the earth to create many internationally acclaimed photography books. His lifelong appreciation of The Niagara Escarpment UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve has inspired him to create his ninth book, which brings exquisite focus to the environmental treasures of the Escarpment, and to the diverse native and settler communities that thrive along its rugged, curving path.heartofturtleisland-niagara-escarpment-indigenous-markzelinski

Like the Galapagos and the Serengeti, The Niagara Escarpment is recognized as one of the world’s unique natural wonders. Its ecosystems support hundreds of at-risk species that coexist alongside the most densely populated and heavily developed region in Canada.

Through Mark Zelinski’s brilliant landscape, wildlife and cultural images, and through the personal accounts of conservationists, scientists, scholars and residents of Indigenous and settler communities, readers have the opportunity experience a multi-layered perspective of the living Escarpment.

A percentage of profits from sales of this book will be donated to Royal Botanical Gardens and to The Bruce Trail Conservancy.


Buy Heart Of Turtle Island: The Niagara Escarpment @ markzelinski.com/books


Mark Zelinski will be speaking at 6:15 at the grand opening of Simcoe Street Books, 65 Simcoe Street, Collingwood on Friday November 17th … theenterprisebulletin.com


Photographer Mark Zelinski poses with some of the writing and contributory faces within his book the Heart of Turtle Island, including Anishnaabe Poetess and Author Lenore Keeshig and Poet Laureate and Radio Host January Rogers (far right). Photo by Chezney Martin


Award winning and acclaimed Photographer Mark Zelinski greeted guests at the first of several book launches for his ninth book The Heart of Turtle Island at the spacious Royal Botanical Gardens (RPG).

The evening allowed Zelinski the opportunity to share work from his previous “books that heal” which showcase photographs of people and landscapes from around the world, as well as his work in The Heart of Turtle Island and a commissioned book for the RPG in Canada’s Royal Garden before a large audience of supporters.

After venturing out in different countries to capture people, culture, crisis and landscapes for his previous books, Zelinski explained that he wanted to do a book showcasing much of the same in another book, but closer to home.

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