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The Philippines: The Most Beautiful Places

Another in Nigel’s series of books on the Philippines, this is a photo-led introduction to over 20 of the country’s most beautiful scenic locations.

Sites range from the cool heights of the northern mountains, to the dazzlingly white tropical beaches of the islands, and including some of the country’s historical locations.

A beautiful introduction to a surprisingly little known tropical Asian island archipelago. Click on the image below to see sample pages.

Find out about The Philippines: The Most Beautiful Places

The Panda’s Tale

Journeys in search of the wild heart of China

A new ebook by Nigel Hicks about his photographic travels in China

Two years spent photographing in some of the remotest and wildest corners of this vast country. The Panda’s Tale is a travelogue about those journeys, negotiating both perilous roads and dense bureaucracy, exploring forests and mountains, facing arrest simply for being a foreigner in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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The Panda's Tale (mobile)

Wild Southwest

The landscapes and wildlife of southwest England

Photography and writing by Nigel Hicks.

Nigel’s 17th book, but the first to be published by Aquaterra Publishing, Nigel’s own publishing company.

Wild Southwest showcases many of the most stunning landscapes of southwest England (covering the counties of Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset), as well as a large proportion of the region’s most important and beautiful plant and animal wildlife.

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Journey through the Philippines

Photography and writing by Nigel Hicks.

Published in April 2017 by John Beaufoy Publishing, of Oxford, UK.

Journey through the Philippines takes a tour through this beautiful country, travelling through the mountains and islands roughly from north to south, visiting along the way 30 of its most beautiful and most important visitor locations. All photography and text is by Nigel.

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Writing and photography for Books

Writing and photography by Nigel Hicks for books

Nigel is hugely experienced as an author and photographer for books, covering mainly travel and tourism, wildlife and conservation, and photography.

He has written and provided the photography for almost 20 books, has been the principal photographer (though not author) for a huge number of books (including a string of Dorling Kindersley’s Eyewitness and Top 10 travel guides), and has been contributing photographer to untold numbers of books.

Most of his book work has been with British publishers, though he has worked with a number overseas. He has also launched his own publishing company, Aquaterra Publishing, which is starting to produce a few of his books.

If you’d like to commission Nigel to write and/or photograph for a book please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!

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A few of Nigel’s recent books are introduced below. Click on the individual links to see full details of each.

Beautiful Devon

A Portrait of a County

Photography and writing by Nigel Hicks

Nigel’s 19th book, this is the second to be published by Aquaterra Publishing, Nigel’s own publishing company.

Beautiful Devon is a photographically led book, a series of photoessays about many of the loveliest parts of this county of southwest England. Illustrated by some of Nigel’s stunning photography, aided by extended captions and short introductory texts.

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