Christophe Mason-Parker

A Photographic Guide to the Wildlife of Seychelles covers the inner and outer islands of the Seychelles archipelago, and includes photographs of over 220 species of flora and fauna, including birds, mammals, butterflies and other insects, reptiles, amphibians, fish, molluscs and crustaceans, with descriptions, information about where to find them, and their conservation status.

Although the Seychelles islands only amount to an area of 455 km2 and are spread across 115 islands in the Western Indian Ocean, they support a diverse catalogue of flowering plants, at least 100 of which are found nowhere else. The introduction covers the geography, historical background and climate of Seychelles, as well as travel practicalities.

The guide also features a selection of 16 of the best nature trails on Mahé, Praslin, Silhouette, La Digue, Curieuse, Aride and Cousin Islands, with route maps and details of what can be seen.

Christophe Mason-Parker has lived in Seychelles since 2009, where he is an active member of the conservation community. With a passion for wildlife and photography, his articles and images regularly appear in national and international media outlets. He is the author of Underwater Guide to Seychelles (2015), Underwater Eden (2019) and Reef Fishes of Seychelles (2021), all published by John Beaufoy Publishing. More of Chris’s work can be viewed on his website at

Specifications: • 192 x 135 mm (71/2 x 51/4”) • 196 pages • 32,000 words approx. • 300 photographs
• ISBN 978-1-913679-28-6 • £16.99 paperback • Publication October 2022