Category: Daniel’s Faves

  • Pre-sunrise glow on the Southern Alps at the headwaters of the Rakaia River, Canterbury
  • The Tasman River (left) and Hooker River (right) converge and flow towards Lake Pukaki
  • A nuclear sunrise over the Castle Hill Basin reflects in a tarn in the Craigieburn Range
  • A storm coinciding with sunset made for a surreal scene across the Canterbury Plains
  • Hoar frost coating trees near Twizel creates a surreal winter scene
  • The spectacular Earnslaw Burn, located near Glenorchy and reached via a 5-6 hour hike
  • The seemingly never-ending ranges of Kahurangi National Park, viewed from a peak 1,805m high in Nelson Lakes National Park
  • Nor'wester storms can quickly transform Canterbury's alpine lakes, including Lake Pukaki, from placid calmness to raging surf
  • Golden light illuminates Fox Glacier / Te Moeka o Tuawe as the sun sets over the Tasman Sea
  • A crystal clear morning at Lake Camp in the Canterbury high country
  • Early morning starts at Lake Tasman may be cold but they are often beautiful for photography
  • Aoraki-Mt Cook (3724m) towers above inversion cloud blanketing the Tasman Valley
  • When the hoar frost descends on the Mackenzie Country it can be so intense that it looks like snow!
  • After getting up incredibly early on a summer morning and initially being disappointed with the light and wishing I had stayed in bed, the arrival of the sun lighting up the horizon across Lake Te Anau turned out to be some of the most surreal conditions I've yet experienced!
  • The interplay of light and shadow make for a partly abstract take on a classic Mackenzie Basin scene
  • When the Tasman Glacier (New Zealand's longest, at 25 km) calves ice into its terminal lake, a winter wonderland is the result.
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