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14th of March 2019 04:44 PM Link
Mystical Mohua - Fiordland

This was my first time seeing a Mohua/Yellowhead and wow!! It took me all afternoon trying to find this one. This was actually on my way back to the car after hours of looking, as I thought I was out of luck!
It is pretty special being in the forest just listening for birds. I saw many different types, including two Falcons flying over head.

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13th of March 2019 03:29 PM Link
Congratulations to Lydia and Morgan Bowles!

I had a fantastic time photographing their wedding day near Temuka. The day and locations were great! We even got lucky with a sunset after initially thinking it wasn't going to happen with color.
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11th of March 2019 03:30 PM Link
Through the clouds - Fiordland

I think this was a night I just couldn't sleep last winter. I could see the stars from out of my window. So up I got, and drove up the Milford road. As I drove further up the road, I could see thick clouds all around. But I pressed onwards hoping for a gap.
This was that gap! After several attempts capturing this scene, I finally got this image without too many clouds.

I can't wait for shooting the stars and aurora this winter!

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7th of March 2019 03:39 PM Link
Doubtful Sound - Fiordland

What a magical site this was. One noticeable difference was the complete lack of boats on the Fiord compared to Milford Sound. This is mainly because there is no easy access road anyone can just drive on.
Come to think if it, it's been at least ten years since I last did a cruise here myself. It's about time I did another overnight one!

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6th of March 2019 02:58 PM Link
Mount Cook Sunset

I was editing some night photography from last winter then strolled upon this shot I forgot about!
This was as I was driving back to Twizel after a nice day exploring the Hooker lake. I had to stop to capture this epic sunset!
Have you been lucky enough to witness the sunset over Mount Cook?

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4th of March 2019 04:26 PM Link
Fiordlands Coastline

It amazes me how diverse Fiordlands coast is. From the rare sandy beach, too huge arcs coming out of the water, or slabs of rock protruding from the sea. I love the lines in the rocks as well.

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Trips & Tramps
Fiordland Lodge
Heli My Way
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3rd of March 2019 04:44 PM Link
Stirling Falls

A waterfall normally viewed from a boat level, or as you can see- from a kayak. This was from a helicopter point of view, taken earlier this year. It's one of my favourites from Milford Sound.

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2nd of March 2019 06:21 PM Link
"Passing seasons all but fade away into misty clouds of autumn grey" - Dobie Gray

The Hump Ridge Track golden light

Taken yesterday morning on the first day of Autumn as we flew down into Okaka Lodge. There was a storm coming from the right of us and the emerging sun from the left. As you can see, it was completely incredible up there.

We ended up walking around the loop track you can see. It was very windy and cold, but there wasn't a poor view to see!

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Heli My Way
Trips & Tramps
Fiordland Lodge
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1st of March 2019 05:12 PM Link
South Island Saddleback

Today I had my lunch in a part of Fiordland that I have never witnessed before in my life. I had barely got out of the helicopter when we were greeted by a host of birds!
These included half a dozen South Island Robins, Tomtits, Tui and Bellbird. The Kereru were doing their mating dance in the air together as well. It was truly special. I had only just bit into my sandwich when I saw my first ever Saddleback! I was very excited. It was safe to say I put my lunch on hold. There were three Saddlebacks only metres away from us flying around.

I found photographing the Saddleback very fun. They were curious, but camera shy at the same time. Two of them flew away when they saw my lens! This one was looking at me from within some thick branches. He must've thought that I couldn't see him. Alas, I got em!

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Department of Conservation
Department of Conservation
100% Pure New Zealand
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28th of February 2019 04:32 PM Link
A nice forest view - Sutherland Falls

Taken last winter on the Milford Track. I was pleasantly surprised to find a new track for the Sutherland Falls excursion. It seemed to take longer than I expected, but the views were much nicer than I remembered.
I love how the tree branches are like a gateway!

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