Welcome to Martin Hawes Wilderness Photography
The photographs on this site represent the best of Martin Hawes’s work over a period of nearly 30 years. Most of them were taken in what is now the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, a 1.4 million hectare region that contains some of the Earth’s last temperate wilderness. (To find out more about this region, click here.) Most of the places that you see in these photographs are at least a day’s walk from the nearest roads or settlements.
The remaining four photographs were taken in Russia's Caucasus Mountains during visits in 1998 and 2002.
Martin uses Olympus camera bodies and lenses ranging in focal length from 16-500mm. He clicks the shutter sparingly, often returning from two-week expeditions without having taken a single photo. He also edits his work ruthlessly, so that a season's work may add only two or three images to his collection.
The photographs on this site were all taken in natural light without special effects such as colour filters or digital retouching. Some of the captions are intentionally vague to avoid publicising areas that are vulnerable to recreational impacts.
All photos are copyright © Martin Hawes and cannot be used or reproduced without his permission.