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shelter from the autumn sun.
shelter from the autumn sun.
To me, these two images showcase the gradual slope of the East Coast, signs of the comparatively gentle erosion from the Pacific Ocean.
To me, these two images showcase the gradual slope of the East Coast, signs of the comparatively gentle erosion from the Pacific Ocean.
East Coast dialled in on Easter ft. a couple of dogs and their humans. Swipe for aerial tilt.
East Coast dialled in on Easter ft. a couple of dogs and their humans. Swipe for aerial tilt.
another perspective.
another perspective.
The perfect natural funnel; absorbing the pressure of the large swell creating a calm wading pool on the low tide.
The perfect natural funnel; absorbing the pressure of the large swell creating a calm wading pool on the low tide.
By the evening, the wind and swell had dropped, the tide was on its way out and the sunny sky turned to dark cloud. Despite the change in conditions, the result was consistent; left hand point breaks for as long as the eye could see.
By the evening, the wind and swell had dropped, the tide was on its way out and the sunny sky turned to dark cloud. Despite the change in conditions, the result was consistent; left hand point breaks for as long as the eye could see.
Series of shots taken from the final day of a strong south westerly pulse wrapping into Manu Bay last week.
Series of shots taken from the final day of a strong south westerly pulse wrapping into Manu Bay last week.
coastal spot.
coastal spot.
Southerly aspect of the sheer rocky outcrop separating the rugged inlet of Anawhata and one of New Zealand’s most popular beaches, Piha. Depictions of such natural contrast are what I will remember most about the wild and wonderfull West Coast.
Southerly aspect of the sheer rocky outcrop separating the rugged inlet of Anawhata and one of New Zealand’s most popular beaches, Piha. Depictions of such natural contrast are what I will remember most about the wild and wonderfull West Coast.
Irregular conditions create irregular environments. Swipe for example.
Irregular conditions create irregular environments. Swipe for example.
Higher vantage of the face in the rock. Can you spot it?
Higher vantage of the face in the rock. Can you spot it?
When a thin layer of water creates a reflection so smooth that the incoming ripple looks like it’s about to go over a vertical ledge. Does anyone else see that? 🤷🏼‍♂️
When a thin layer of water creates a reflection so smooth that the incoming ripple looks like it’s about to go over a vertical ledge. Does anyone else see that? 🤷🏼‍♂️
New Zealand enjoys the 9th longest coastline in the world, home to many natural wonders. This is one of them. A long, steep climb down, using ropes and roots as aid. Arrive at Mercer Bay on the low tide when the caves are only open to brave visitors.
New Zealand enjoys the 9th longest coastline in the world, home to many natural wonders. This is one of them. A long, steep climb down, using ropes and roots as aid. Arrive at Mercer Bay on the low tide when the caves are only open to brave visitors.
The design of this coastline could only ever be produced by the most powerful (female) force in the world; Mother Nature.
The design of this coastline could only ever be produced by the most powerful (female) force in the world; Mother Nature.
Second of a series of three aerial photos captured from a solo trip to this East Coast oasis. Even after paddling around these points, I couldn't appreciate the scale of the reef formations until I got high above them. A living organism like no other.
Second of a series of three aerial photos captured from a solo trip to this East Coast oasis. Even after paddling around these points, I couldn't appreciate the scale of the reef formations until I got high above them. A living organism like no other.
Haven't yet been granted my wish to fly but it's fun to be able to see what I would if I could.
Haven't yet been granted my wish to fly but it's fun to be able to see what I would if I could.
The forces that have carved a passage through the rock to create this natural phenomena and home to a colony of gannets can sometimes take a day off allowing a unique, up-close perspective. Shot taken on the king low tide of February.
The forces that have carved a passage through the rock to create this natural phenomena and home to a colony of gannets can sometimes take a day off allowing a unique, up-close perspective. Shot taken on the king low tide of February.
Iron rich black sand separates the fresh water flowing from the Waitakere Ranges and the salty Tasman sea as it flows into the Manukau Harbour. A local natural wonder is under threat as the native Kauri trees diminish at an alarming rate, forcing track closures indefinitely throughout the Ranges. Make sure to keep an eye out for warnings and remember to leave it as you found it.
Iron rich black sand separates the fresh water flowing from the Waitakere Ranges and the salty Tasman sea as it flows into the Manukau Harbour. A local natural wonder is under threat as the native Kauri trees diminish at an alarming rate, forcing track closures indefinitely throughout the Ranges. Make sure to keep an eye out for warnings and remember to leave it as you found it.