Hugh Morton has seldom been seen in his adult life without a camera around his neck. Much to the benefit of his beloved home state, he has crisscrossed North Carolina, from highlands to lowlands, recording nearly every step along the way. While many of his photographs of the state's people, places, and events were collected in Hugh Morton's ""North Carolina"", this new book showcases a generous collection of his signature wildlife and nature photography and includes a few of the photographer's favorite pictures of people and events that were not included in the first volume. The scenic and nature photographs are organized geographically, from the mountains to the coast. Revealing Morton's curiosity about and love of the natural world, photographs feature woodland creatures, waterfalls, beaches, and more. Some images will be familiar to those who live or travel in North Carolina. Many of the photographs here have been recovered from deep within Morton's personal archive, bringing to print some long-hidden treasures. Consisting of 162 photographs, this collection is a rich and rewarding display of North Carolina's natural bounty as it has evolved before the eyes of one of the state's most popular photographers.
Hugh Morton, president of Grandfather Mountain, has received numerous awards for his public service, conservation efforts, and journalistic contributions to his native state of North Carolina. His photographs have appeared in numerous magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's, Time, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated, and hang in nearly every visitor center along North Carolina's highways. His well-known photograph of the Lynn Cove Viaduct appears on the cover of Rand McNally's 2000 Road Atlas of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.