BISHOP, Nic. New Zealander, b. 1955. Genres: Travel/Exploration, Natural history. Career: Masset University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, research fellow, 1977-80; University of Canterbury, Canterbury, New Zealand, tutor and researcher, 1980-86; writer and photographer, 1988-. Appeared in television documentaries; guest on radio programs in New Zealand. Publications: AUTHOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER: Untouched Horizons: Photographs from the South Island Wilderness, 1989; Natural History of New Zealand, 1992; From the Mountains to the Sea: The Secret Life of New Zealand's Rivers and Wetlands, 1994; New Zealand Wild: The Greenest Place on Earth, 1995. FOR CHILDREN: Leap Frog, 1994; Ready, Steady, Jump, 1995; The Secrets of Animal Flight, 1997; Strange Plants, 1997; The Green Snake, 1998; The Katydids, 1998; Gecko Flies, 1998; Mudskipper, 1998; Canoe Diary, 1998; Caught in a Flash, 1998; Digging for Bird Dinosaurs: An Expedition to Madagascar, 2000. Photographer for books by P. Quinn, O. Bishop, A. Bishop, J. Cowley, J. Buxton, D. Noonan, J. Eggleton, S. Montgomery, E.B. Jackson. Contributor to books. Photographs have appeared in calendars and magazines. Address: c/o Houghton Mifflin, 222 Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02116, U.S.A.