Mallorca - Michael Poliza
A perceptive and very personal portrait of Mallorca—Michael Poliza’s unique photographs and thoughtful selection of motifs makes this so much more than a conventional travel guide
The island’s stunning variety of landscapes are captured in a single photo book
Wherever you live, no matter the season, Poliza’s photos will make you long for sunshine and the sea
A fresh and unexpected view of the island
Rich with promise: one of teNeues’s most successful and revered artists uncovers an inimitable tourist destination for international travelers. Nature photographer Michael Poliza has already published nearly a dozen books—including bestsellers like Africa, Eyes Over Africa, and AntArctic—and as an organizer of high-end nature adventure treks, he has a particularly keen sense for unique locations. For his latest tome, he focused on a place of legendary beauty that brims unexpected surprises: Mallorca. It’s no wonder that Mallorca has certain qualities in common with tapas, the island’s culinary specialty. The great thing about tapas is that you don’t have to make a meal out of just one ingredient; you can taste a bit of this and have a nibble of that and enjoy a broad spectrum of flavors. And that is the perfect way to describe the vacation mecca of Mallorca, which boasts an attractive mix of old and modern architecture, lively beaches and secluded bays, and the vibrant city of Palma and quaint mountain villages. On the ground or from the air, Michael Poliza paints an intimate picture of Mallorca and its most exciting locales—the salt mounds of Es Trenc, Cala sa Nau, the Cap de Formentor lighthouse, and the serpentine road to Sa Calobra—and fulfills his promise magnificently.
MICHAEL POLIZA is a man who is used to reinventing himself: he went from actor to entrepreneur to professional photographer to expedition leader to travel designer and head of the companies Michael Poliza Experiences and Michael Poliza Private Travel. He has received many awards for his photographs, including a 2008 International Photography Award. His book Eyes over Africa won the German Photo Book Prize. His most recent book, The World’s Most Magical Wilderness Escapes, was published by teNeues in 2015.