Max Wisshak, based in Germany, holds a PhD in geology/palaeontology and works as a geoscientist in the fields of marine research and speleology. A passionate cave explorer for two decades, his focus is on cave cartography, speleothem geochemistry, and underground photography. As a karst & cave photographer, Max is best renowned for his quality coffee-table books Inside Mother Earth (2008) and New Zealand Karst (2020), the latter realized together with his wife Stefanie and under his own publishing label speleo-photo editions.
The photos in this collection show some examples of the splendid New Zealand Māori rock art crafted in the first half of the past millennium. Most of these photos are featured also in a chapter dedicated to this topic in Max’s book New Zealand Karst.