Just over a week ago, Wellington bore the brunt of yet another southerly blast which brought lower temperatures to the New Zealand capital and massive ocean swells. I love days like that as I know Cook Strait will come to life in a dramatic way. One early afternoon, I spotted two surfers walking along the… Read more »
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The series of images of New Zealand's Farewell Spit continues today with this view of barchan dunes at Ocean Beach stretching towards the horizon, as the sun sets on a summer evening. It might not look like it, but a very strong wind was blasting sand all over the place. Thankfully, the Mamiya7II and 50mm… Read more »
A southern royal albatross (Diomedea epomophora) spreads its wing in flight, against the backdrop of the snow-capped Kaikoura Ranges, South Island, New Zealand. Click on image for more details. More albatross photos here.
The ever changing sand dunes of Farewell Spit take on a fiery hue as the sun sets. The sand formation located at the very tip of New Zealand's South Island stretches 25Km into the ocean. It is inhabited but hosts a variety of wading birds and sea mammals such as the New Zealand fur seal… Read more »
A distant white-breasted cormorant flies above the crashing waves, near Cape Farewell Arch, South Island, New Zealand. Cape Farewell – a headland of cretaceous quartz sandstone – is the South Island's most northerly point and was named by Captain James Cook upon leaving New Zealand in 1770. To its east lies the shifting sand dunes… Read more »
Lyall Bay, home to Wellington's second most popular beach, is also the best place to watch surfers catch a few waves on their lunch break or after a storm. According to Lonely Planet, Wellington is the Coolest Little Capital in the World. Wellington is 4th on LP's Top 10 Cities 2011 list. The fact that… Read more »
This elevated view of Oriental Bay in Wellington, New Zealand was taken on November 5, 2009. Guy Fawkes day. While the pyrotechnic show hadn't started yet when I took this photo, you can see a few small fireworks in the left side of frame. A unusually large number of boats congregate in the bay to… Read more »
A bellbird (Anthornis melanura) sits on top of a broken tree, in the Rimutaka forest near Upper Hutt, New Zealand. This bellbird is endemic to New Zealand and belongs to the honeyeaters family. Its song resembles that of the tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae), another endemic bird of New Zealand. To order a print of this picture,… Read more »
A pied stilt (Himantopus himantopus) dunks its head into the water, at the Pauatahanui Wildlife Reserve near Wellington, New Zealand. The conservation area is home to a variety of birds such as royal spoonbills, bar-tailed godwits, New Zealand shovelers, paradise shelducks, pukekos, black shags and white-faced herons. To order a print of this photo, simply… Read more »
The sun rises behind a layer of clouds, Taranaki, New Zealand.