The San Juan Archipelago is a collection of 172 islands that sit quietly between the
northwestern corner of the United States and Vancouver Island, Canada—about 75
miles north of Seattle. This beautifully photographed book offers an intimate and
memorable portrait of the islands, one of the Pacific Northwest’s most popular destinations.
The book’s images include evocative portraits of the native flora and fauna,
landscapes in pastel and bold colors, intimate close-ups of hidden details and scenes
of the island lifestyle. In addition, an essay highlights the islands’ natural and human
history, both which are as diverse and unique as the islands are beautiful. A portion of
the sales of this book will be donated to non-profit groups that support the islands'
communities and environment.
Mark Gardner is a professional photographer who lives on San Juan Island where he
has a studio and photographs everything from art to wildlife. For years he has roamed
the San Juan archipelago by car, kayak, bicycle, foot and boat making photographs of
this beautiful place. A variety of editorial and commercial clients have published his
images from the San Juans and the rest of the world. He is co-author with Art Wolfe of
The book is be distributed by Robert Hale & Company and Partners/West. This is a
new publication and replaces the book, now out of print, The San Juan Islands: Crown
Jewels of the Pacific Northwest.