This major collection of panoramic photographs by award-winning photographer Colin Prior records the breathtaking scenery of the world's last wilderness areas. It follows the longstanding success of his earlier book "Scotland - The Wild Places". This book is as close to true wilderness as you may ever beable to come. "The World's Wild Places" is the culmination of ten years spent by one man waiting for dawn or dusk to spread its wings across impossibly remote lands at the furthest extremes of the Earth. Colin Prior has been in a unique position to be able to witness first hand the impact of the human footprint on the planet. Through his photography, he is changing the way we think about the world we live in. We have the means, if we choose to make changes. Scientists understand how to preserve and restore natural ecosystems, but we need to get individuals, institutions and governments to realize that we can all make a difference. The searing sands of the Namib, the oxygen-starved Atacama Desert, the gargantuan splendour of Monument Valley, the remote fastness of Torres del Paine, the heart-stopping Karakoram, the ethereal beauty of Norway's Ofoten Islands - all the last great wild places of the Earth are recorded in this unique volume.