Now in its 55th year
Return to the Quantocks or back to the beginning as Tony Morrison retraces some early steps

1954 - Ferraniacolor .... Wild primroses - March in the Quantock Hills, Somerset

Camera - a West German Baldix with Ferraniacolor film and home processed. The story behind this rare picture will be in Return to the Quantocks


Margaret Mee and the Amazon Moonflower.

The story

It is sixty years since Margaret made her first Amazon journey and twenty-eight since she died in a road accident in England.

We bring you the story of her life and some never seen before photos.

For prints of the Amazon Moonflower look on Ebay

Key Mee Moonflower

South American Pictures
The South American Pictures archive created by Marion Morrison in 1975, was based on photos taken by Tony following his first visit to Peru and Bolivia in 1961

Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world at 3,812 metres.

Aymara boatman on totora reed bundle raft. In the background, the Cordillera Real of the Bolivian Andes with peaks rising to over 6000 metres.

Why Bolivia? Tony and Marion Morrison look back to their fifty years of travel in Bolivia dedicated to films and books. In this opening story they remember with affection two great friends Alfredo La Placa an artist and Franz Ressel a doctor and cancer specialist

The Nonesuch Flower This brilliant red flower The Campion of Constantinople carried from the Mediterranean to Bristol by traders many centuries ago.


Return to the Silk Road Tony Morrison looks back on two early journeys in search of the treasures of the Silk Road

The stories and a taster of a journey to Bokhara in 2015

The Fox that Came to Stay This baby desert fox led an extraordinary life. Tony Morrison was given the tiny waif by a Bedouin at a roadside in Jordan and he passed it to master spy Kim Philby in Beirut

The Railway Wrecked by Lawrence The story covers the search for the wreckage of the original Hijaz railway. We followed in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia

The Last Supper as seen an 18th century painting on the walls of San Antonio de Lipez, a time-capsule lost in an Andean wilderness. The old church collapsed in the 1990s


Dracula's incredible castles Were these castles in Transylvania the setting for the horror story about Count Dracula - fact or fiction?
Lost in the Danube Throughout 1971 the Danube rose 33m behind a dam in the gorges between Romania and Serbia (then Yugoslavia).
Lake Titicaca Steamships formed a small fleet of iron-built steamers that served ports on Lake Titicaca in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Nicholas Asheshov is a writer explorer extraordinaire who has spent much of his life in Peru in an interview with Marion Morrison.

The New Amazonia now A Foretaste of the Future This series looks at the rapidly changing land and people across the Amazon


Tony Morrison and the late Mark Howell, founders of Nonesuch Expeditions in the deserts of the southern Bolivian Andes - Steps to a Fortune 1964

Our Collections - The Danube - Middle East - India - Lake Titicaca - Bolivia - Cuzco - Margaret Mee - Nasca
Colour and black and white images, old photographs, documents, books, early maps, our television films or clips and some unique audio recordings largely on 1/4 magnetic tape - now digitised



The life of Nonesuch Expeditions has embraced exploration, television film-making, books and science