New Mexico Wild and Beautiful

photography by Laurence Parent

text by Emily Drabanski

  • New Mexico: Wild and Beautiful is a dynamic showcase of work by photographer and New Mexico-native Laurence Parent. With an inspired foreword and informative captions by New Mexico Magazine's Emily Drabanski, this collection of photographs serves as timeless tribute to the state affectionately called the Land of Enchantment.

    It's Parent's ability to capture New Mexico's magical light and dramatic beauty that truly inspires, with images of the snow-capped Sangre de Cristo Mountains awash in pink at sunset; a rainbow arcing over the Gila National Forest; and golden light glancing off of Chimney Rock near the Pedernal mesa.

120 pages, 10 1/2'' x 12, 131 color photos, Smythe-sewn

ISBN 10: 1-56037-471-3
ISBN 13: 978-1-56037-471-8


  • Book signings throughout the state
  • 131 high-quality color photographs by a New Mexico native
  • Thoughtful foreword and informative captions Emily Drabanski, award-winning
  • director of special projects at New Mexico Magazine
  • Covers the state's visitor destinations, as well as cultural and natural historical sites
  • Excellent keepsake or gift
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 align= Laurence Parent is a full-time freelance photographer and writer specializing in landscape, travel, and nature subjects. His many article and photo credits include National Geographic Traveler, Men's Journal, Outside, Backpacker, Sierra, Natural History, National Parks, Newsweek, Arizona Highways, Travel & Leisure, and the New York Times.

Praise for New Mexico Wild and Beautiful:

"Parent captures our state's majesty?both subtle and striking. With more than 100 pages of full-color images, this book details the multidimensional personality of a state that bears the imprint of conquistadors and Ancestral Pueblans, volcanic eruptions and mountain meadows, soaring eagles and grazing livestock."
-Kristen Davenport, New Mexico Magazine, October 2008

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