Russell, Rupert (Author), Steven Nowakowski, Paul Curtis (Illustrators)

The Wet Tropics is nothing if not trees and all the lifeforms they support.  Paul and Rupert travelled far and wide over 3 years visiting known examples and discovering many more, some with the help of locals.   Three years of walking, climbing and crawling resulted in quite a library of spectacular examples of dwarves and giants from deep within the wilderness. In 2018  Steven Nowakowski became involved with the project and with his assistance this book was finally completed.  Trees were re-visited and more discovered.   Rupert’s wonderful text brings alive the story of encountering each tree and Paul and Steve’s photographs capture the sometimes uncooperative subjects in all their moods and spectacle.  Here, a combination of talents have produced a long overdue book celebrating the nature of North Queensland’s Wet Tropics through the age old inhabitants who have watched as indigenous Australians, explorers, loggers and bushwalkers pass beneath their limbs.

In stock


Steven Nowakowski Publishing, October 2022.  140 pages, paperback, colour photographs throughout.