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Why hello there, I’m Daniel Murray.  I live in the South Island of New Zealand, that little country full of big beauty located at the southern end of the world.  There’s nothing I enjoy more than exploring and capturing images of this amazing corner of the planet. On this here webby thing you can explore my image galleries, buy prints, and read up on my photography tips and adventures.

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A Brief Guide to Lake Tekapo

Once a small town you passed through on the way to somewhere else, over the last few years Lake Tekapo, New Zealand, has become a major destination in its own right.  Whether because of its inclusion in the world's largest dark sky reserve, development of awesome visitor facilities such as [...]

2017 in review

12:03am, 14 November 2016.  The exact time which defined my 2017.  Starting near Culverden, New Zealand, the ground started ripping apart, and then, travelling at 2 kilometres per second, it tore north-east towards the coastal town of Kaikōura.  Two minutes later, when the earth finally stopped shaking, people’s lives [...]

A Brief Guide to Karamea

Tucked away in the remote north-west corner of the South Island at the end of a no-exit road, Karamea is the quintessential slice of paradise.  With relatively few people and vast wildness on its doorstep, the hustle and bustle of the world quickly fades from your memory soon after [...]

A Brief Guide to Lupins

Or A Brief Guide to Lupines, If You’re That Way Inclined. Let's cut to the chase.  Russell lupins may be pretty (holy moly they're pretty), but in Canterbury, New Zealand, they're an introduced plant and classified an invasive weed.  In particular environments, especially our braided river systems, they pose [...]

A Brief Guide to Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park

New Zealand has 20 peaks which climb over 3,000m above sea level.  Ever the greedy national park when it comes to scenery, Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is home to 19 of them, with the centrepiece being our tallest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook itself (3,724m).  Over 40% of the park is [...]

A Brief Guide to Milford and Doubtful Sounds

Fiordland National Park, which makes up a sizable chunk of the 2.6 million hectare Te Wāhipounamu – South West New Zealand World Heritage Area, is home to 15 named fiords.  Carved by colossal ancient glaciers (therefore more correctly Fjords than Sounds), these wild landscapes have to be experienced first-hand to [...]

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