https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-cS5P7Mx/A There was a beautiful sunset over the city of Auckland, from this hill you can see the entire city sprawling in front of you.
https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-37QPNRF/A I was on the way back from the Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand and stopped by this forest. The trees were dense and it made it quite dark, but up above there was a wonderful glow of the leaves as the sun light passed through them.
https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Photos/n-pfXZ5/i-MCWSb23/A Swimming with dolphins wasn't even on my agenda, well not at the moment anyway. Kaikoura is on the east side of the south island and the only reason I had stopped there originally was because Christchurch didn't have any space for accommodation because it was high season, and the cricket didn't help matters either. [...]
https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-m9j4PpJ/A This is the view from our boat at the Milford Sound fjord in New Zealand. We had about 3 seasons in the 3 hours we were there, this was at the beginning of our trip when the weather was nice enough to provide us with some warmth and sun. There were some lovely reflections [...]
https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-qcVBdtj/A Whakarewarewa Forest in Rotorua, New Zealand has some huge redwood trees. The way the light caught the tops of the branches is wonderful, leaving the forest floor quite dark. As I looked up it made it look as thought the light was glowing through the spires of redwoods.
https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-WjpzTQJ/A Mt Cook national Park in New Zealand has some spectacular views of the giant peaks that surround the area, the sun was catching the tops of the peaks one winter evening and lighting up the snow a beautiful color.
https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-FgR2Pqd/A There was a lovely sunset over the forests of the Catlins, New Zealand. The water was nice and still which created some wonderful reflections of the orange colors and clouds as the light shone through the vegetation.
https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-XdgJJbB/A This is the terminal lake of Tasman Glacier, which is New Zealand's longest at 27 km (17 miles) long. There are these huge chunks of ice that have broken off, which lie among the huge mountains of mt cook national park. To give you an idea of the sheer scale of it all, if [...]
https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-nhcL5k3/A Wanaka is one of my favourite places in New Zealand and for reasons like this, there was a beautiful sunset over the lake with some heavy clouds looming over. The light was just shining on the snowy mountains in the distance and created a silhouette of the hills and some lovely reflections on the [...]
https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-xHNSh3J/A The forest was quite shaded under the trees but the sun was just poking through at the top of the waterfall and lit up the leaves florescent green and orange. The light caught the top of Matai falls as the water fell, the sound of the splashes dominated the forest