Nova Scotia has designated thirty-three Crown-owned areas as Wilderness Areas, consisting of about five percent of the provincial land-mass. The wilderness area designation means no mining or logging is allowed, but people are free to hunt, fish, hike, and camp as they have for generations. These Wilderness Areas - from the massive Tobeatic Wilderness Area that covers five counties to tiny McGill Lake - showcase the best of natural Nova Scotia, and Len Wagg has photographed them all for Wild Nova Scotia.
Wagg spent close to a hundred days in the province's wilderness, logging over fifteen thousand kilometres and taking beautiful, telling portraits of the province's most secret and lovely places. Photos of important areas not designated Wilderness Areas are included as well - like the shores of the Northumberland Strait, where herds of seals find places along the shores to have their young; the Bay of Fundy, where world-class tides erode massive cliffs; Keji National Park, where the sounds campers hear are all natural; and Nova Scotia's "barren" Sable Island, home to birds, plants, seals and a herd of wild horses. Each area has distinctive characteristics that make it unique.
Wild Nova Scotia showcases the special places, protected or not, allowing people to bring home some of the amazing natural beauty of this province.
Author Bob Bancroft
Photographer Len Wagg
Size 9 x 10.5"
Made in Canada
Len Wagg is an award-winning Canadian photographer, journalist, author and presenter. A visual storyteller for over three decades, he is well known for capturing the majestic beauty of his native Nova Scotia's wildlife and salt-strewn landscapes. His assignments have taken him all the way from the deserts of Ethiopia to the cockpit of a CF-18 over Europe, and all across Canada.
Len's work has been published in the New York Times, Maclean’s, TIME Magazine, and other renowned publications. He is the author of five books, including the award winning Wild Nova Scotia, and his most recent Then and Now tracking famed Nova Scotian photographer Wallace MacAskill.
Len lives in Wellington, NS, Canada.
Nimbus Publishing is a Canadian publishing company, founded in 1978, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The company specializes in subjects relevant to the Atlantic Provinces.