THE PHOTO  “My earliest memories as a child are visiting the Niagara Gorge and Escarpment. I’m excited to work with Niagara Parks Heritage and Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority to create a new photography book to celebrate Niagara Peninsula’s new UNESCO Global GeoPark designation. The cover photo for the book (shown here) was originally createdfor inclusion in Indigenous Cultural Map site for the charity Plenty Canada. This image was inspired by the ancient Seneca legend Maid of the Mist. An escort from the Niagara Police and Niagara Parks was required to capture Anishnaabe dancer Keira Chianne facing the American Falls at the bottom of the Niagara Gorge.” 

THE PHOTOGRAPHER  Mark Zelinski is an award-winning photographer and has travelled to all seven continents of the earth to create nine internationally acclaimed photography books. Zelinski’s lifelong appreciation of The Niagara Peninsula has inspired him to create his 10th coffee table book, NIAGARA: Land Between Two Waters, featuring brilliant landscape, wildlife and cultural photographs of Niagara Region. Available in autumn/winter of 2021 you can order your discounted advance copy now at 


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