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.
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.
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.
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.
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.