The Christchurch earthquake of February 22, 2011 was one of the worst natural disasters in New Zealand s history. The quake devastated New Zealand s second biggest city and caused significant damage to infrastructure both within Christchurch itself and its immediate surrounds. Taken by Police forensic photographers, this book documents the response to the earthquake. They had long-term access to all the major rescue sites and have literally hundreds of stunning images documenting the rescue effort, the work of emergency services personnel from both New Zealand and around the world, as well the devastating upheaval the cityscape. The photos will be accompanied by captions and brief comments from the photographers, documenting their personal responses to 'Operation Earthquake'.