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Nature Oceans & Seas

The Peggy’s Cove Barrens: Rock, Life, Sea and Sky

A portrait in photographs

by (author) Kent Martin

Formac Publishing Company Limited
Initial publish date
Sep 2021
Oceans & Seas, Ecotourism, Adventure, Coastal Regions & Shorelines, Landscapes, Atlantic Provinces
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
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Perched on the edge of the North Atlantic Ocean where the sea is ever-present, the Peggy’s Cove Preservation Area includes a thousand acres of rugged shoreline, salt marshes, small lakes and granite boulders. In its centre is the iconic fishing village of Peggy’s Cove and its famous lighthouse. The weather can be changeable and the winds fierce, but the landscape has raw beauty in every season.

In this collection of 100 evocative photographs, Kent Martin reflects the seasons and the range of natural history on display. His pictures include the expansive, rocky landscape and ever-changing skies, but also the smaller world of mosses, flowers, birds and mammals. Together they reveal a richness of natural diversity. Nova Scotia is blessed with extensive areas of barrens and these photographs underscore the importance of preserving this unique ecosystem.

About the author

KENT MARTIN is a filmmaker who has produced more than 100 films and television series dealing primarily with history, the arts and the environment. His work has garnered more than 20 Genie and Gemini awards and nominations. He lives in St Margaret's Bay close to Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia.

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Editorial Reviews

"This ain’t your tourist’s Peggy’s Cove. Photographer Kent Martin sees things from a different lens. At the Peggy’s Cove Preservation Area, Martin reveals wide landscapes and ever-changing skies, as well as the smaller world of mosses, birds, flowers and people."

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