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Images of the Land

photographs by J.A. Kraulis

introduction by Roy MacGregor

Firefly Books
Initial publish date
Sep 2015
General, Pictorials, Regional
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2015
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In this exquisitely photographed record of the Canadian landscape, renowned photographer J.A. Kraulis captures the majesty and grandeur of a vast and staggeringly diverse country. Expansive prairies and forests, impressive coastlines, majestic inland lakes and rivers are captured in these images of the land.

This magnificent collection of over 200 photographs and captions presents Canada at its most visceral: a flash of lightning exploding across a summer sky; a sudden winter storm descending on an otherwise tranquil bay; the surface of a lake caught in a moment of stillness, mirroring the world around it -- scenes of unbridled beauty as captured by one of the country's most prolific photographers.

Canada: Images of the Land is a celebration of a country that will inspire urban dwellers and nature enthusiasts alike.

About the authors

J.A. Kraulis, among Canada's most prolific and talented photographers, was raised in Montreal, where he earned degrees in science and architecture at McGill University. His work appears in magazines such as Audubon, Canadian Geographic and Equinox. He has been the principal photographer of many books, including Grand Landscapes of Canada; Canadian Landscape and Canada: Images of the Land. Kraulis lives in British Columbia.

J.A. Kraulis' profile page

In the fall of 2006, Roy MacGregor, veteran newspaperman, magazine writer, and author of books, came to campus. Since 2002, MacGregor had been writing columns for the Globe and Mail, but he had a long and distinguished career in hand before he came to the national newspaper. He has won National Newspaper Awards and in 2005 was named an officer in the Order of Canada. He is the author of more than 40 books — 28 of them in the internationally successful Screech Owls mystery series for young readers — on subjects ranging from Canada, to the James Bay Cree, to hockey. That fall, he spoke to a packed room in the St. Thomas chapel. After the lecture, Herménégilde Chiasson, the Acadian poet, artist, and New Brunswick's Lieutenant Governor of the day, hosted a reception at the majestic Old Government House on the banks of the St. John River. MacGregor spent the evening surrounded by young journalists and the conversation continued late into the night. After all, there were more than three decades of stories to tell.

Roy MacGregor's profile page

Editorial Reviews

Looking for a nice coffee table book with beautiful images of the Canadian landscape? Canada: Images of the Land is an impressive collection of photographs by J. A. Kraulis. Kraulis captures Canada's beauty with stunning photographs of places such as Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on Vancouver Island--and many places in between.

Durham Region

Canada's great size, rugged physical landscape, and understated personality of its smallish population all serve to keep the outrageous beauty of the place a relative secret--compared to its boastful southern neighbor. Crack the pages, then, of this collection of two hundred photographs from maybe the best living landscape photographer in the world, J. A. Kraulis, and experience the thrilling majesty of Canada's mountains, plains, waters, and wonders. If nature photography is your thing, you can't do better than this.

Foreword Reviews

The perfect gift to yourself or loved ones.

I Backpack Canada Blog

With his book Canada: Images of the Land, photographer J. A. Kraulis takes us on a breathtaking journey through one of the most picturesque countries on Earth -- our own. Through stunning photos, readers visit the places that make Canada recognized around the world for its undeniable natural beauty. Kraulis's pictures successfully capture the essence of Quebec's landscapes. Through this book, we get to enjoy our province's magnificent forests and its vast bodies of water. You will be especially mesmerized by the pictures of Cap au Trou, on the Magdalen Islands, and of the forest of La Mauricie National Park, majestic with its fall foliage... Kraulis offers a faithful representation of La Belle Province. Kraulis, who was raised in Montreal, is one of Canada's most gifted photographers: If you wish to use this book as a source of inspiration for future journeys, make sure that you have a pen and paper nearby, because you will certainly want to write down the names of the places you will go on your next trip.

Life in Quebec Magazine

There are no fewer than 200 awe-inspiring images of our sweeping, wondrous country in this beautiful hardcover by Canadian landscape photographer J.A. Kraulis. The collection of glossy, colourful images is of places seemingly untouched by modern conveniences. They include the breathtaking slopes of Mumm Peak in the southern Rockies, stunning illuminated boulders on Cape Enrage along the coast of the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, and a magnificent meltwater pond at the base of Mount Edith Cavell in Jasper National Park. They're all fantastic. But none are as wondrous as the peaceful image of Punk Island in Lake Winnipeg. Kraulis shot it from the West Quarry trail on Hecla Island and in doing so, truly captured the serenity of our provinces Interlake.

Winnipeg Free Press

Selection, Christmas 2015 Gift Guide. A stunning collection of photographs from the talented B.C. based photographer... You'll want to cancel your trip to Cuba and explore Canada instead.

Globe and Mail

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