Based in New Zealand's stunning South Island, Peter Ryan's writing and images have appeared in the world's finest outdoor books and journals. His new collection delivers superbly written essays on hunting, the natural world and life in general from an acknowledged master of outdoor literature. In vivid detail Peter Ryan takes readers on his adventures – from the jagged peaks of New Zealand's Southern Alps to the scorching deserts and steaming jungles of Africa. It's a world of tough professionals, eccentric characters and stunning game species, but also one rich in the pleasures of hunting, gun dogs and family. Hunting Life – Moments of Truth is illustrated by some of the finest outdoor artists and photographers working today. In turn wildly adventurous and gently sentimental, these tales are, in Ryan's own words, ‘a hymn to an old way of life, and a long love letter of sorts.’ ‘A real dandy – absolutely ripping yarns.’ Willie Duley, Producer, NZ Hunter ‘A glimpse into the spirit of a true hunter.’ Robbie Kroger, Blood Origins
PETER RYAN has hunted across four continents. His writing and images have appeared in the world's premier outdoor journals, including Fieldsports, Gray's Sporting Journal, the African Hunting Gazette, Sporting Classics, Halali, Shooting Sportsman, Field & Game Australia and The Hunter's Journal. His essays have been translated into several languages. His previous books, Wild South and Hunting New Zealand - Parts Unknown, launched to critical acclaim. Peter lives in New Zealand's South Island with his wife, son and daughter.