Don Sullivan

I am currently working on a limited edition coffee table book entitled Landscapes from Manidoo Abi - A Photographic Journey on the Eastside of Lake Winnipeg.

This coffee table book will feature boreal forest landscape images from all four seasons on the Eastside of Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada.

For the First Nations people who have lived for thousands of years on the Eastside of Lake Winnipeg this is the place where the Creator sits - Manidoo Abi.

The intent of the book is to capture, pictorially, the timeless beauty of the land and waterways on the Eastside of Lake Winnipeg and share these stunning colour photograph images with the rest of the world, and to broadly promote the area, as stated by UNESCO, as “an outstanding example of the Canadian Boreal Shield both geographically and culturally."

Formed by the laws of nature some 2 billion years ago, and commonly known as the Canadian Shield, the land on the Eastside of Lake Winnipeg is covered over by coniferous forest, ponds, bogs, and wild rice marshes, laced with tumbling rivers, and tied together by multitude of lakes, eventually draining into Canada's sixth largest water body - Lake Winnipeg.

This region also provides one of the largest protected habitats for the threatened woodland caribou in Manitoba, which share the forests, wetlands and waterways with other wildlife typical of the boreal forest — snowshoe hares, marten, lynx, moose, wolves, fishers, black bears, and wolverines, while bald eagles watch from their lofty aeries.

So unique is this area, that a 4.3 million hectare region on the Esatside of Lake Winniprg has been short-listed by the government of Canada for nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For more information please visit www.manidooabi.org and view a slideshow of images taken for the limited edition coffee table book and learn more about this unique initiative.