Mark Watson

Mark  is a New Zealand-based photographer and author specialising in landscape, mountain, adventure and travel photography.

With his partner Hana Black, Mark spent close to four years cycling nearly the length of the Americas – from Alaska to central Patagonia – via the road less travelled, generally following the American Cordillera. The pair were forced home from Chile by Covid-19 and are currently enjoying life back in NZ, while plotting their return to South America to finish their journey.

In 2013 Mark co-authored his first book, Our Mountains, with writer Paul Hersey. This collaborative effort incorporated over 100 images that captured on 15 mountains all over New Zealand.

This was followed in 2015 by the acclaimed Te Araroa – Walking New Zealand’s 3000 km trail – a photographic exploration of New Zealand’s long distance trail and its diverse landscapes.

In September 2016, Photographing Aoraki Mount Cook – A guide to the best walks and photography locations was published.

Mark’s photos have been been published internationally in books, magazines, advertising, catalogues, calendars, websites and guidebooks.

Clients and customers have included Wilderness Magazine, American Express, National Geographic Adventure, New Zealand Geographic, Macpac, Ngai Tahu Pounamu, Texco, Department of Conservation, Big Agnes, Potton & Burton, Cactus Equipment, Gearshop & Ground Effect among many others.

He is an ambassador for Otso Cycles, Revelate Designs & Sungod.

Mark’s photographs are represented by photonewzealand, Getty, Adobe Stock, Alamy and Freepik as well as here at his own stock and gallery portal.

Phone +642040132232 or use the message form in the menu.

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📷 Hana Black, John Palmer, Chris Fox & Benemac

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