Photographer’s dream

I just found out that Air New Zealand and NZ’s D.O.C. have come up with the Great Walker contest, and it sounds like a photographer’s dream. Nine weeks to walk New Zealand’s Nine Great Walks, all paid for. All you have to do is get some exercise, take some pictures, and blog about it. Four winners total. I’m working on my entry now, so that means there will be three spots left. I hope my followers and blog friends enter and win at least one other spot, so that they can join me for the most epic photo outing ever imagined.

Normally I wouldn’t promote a contest, but this opportunity sounds too amazing, and I would love it if I was responsible for helping a winner to learn about this fantastic chance. New Zealand is a beautiful country, and made for cameras, hiking and backpacking (of course one of the “Great Walks” is actually a river that you have to canoe or kayak down! Sweet as!)

To get you in the mood, here is a shot from this geothermal wonderland called New Zealand, where hot springs actually bubble out of the beach, and you can dig your own pool to soak in, as the waves lap over you-

Getting ready to dig into the sizzling sands of New Zealand

Deadline is Monday, October 22nd, 5 pm New Zealand time. Which is a day earlier in the U.S.- 9 pm Pacific time on the 21st! Don’t let the time zones mess up your entry. Good luck- I hope to be tramping with one (or even three of you) come February.

About Galen Leeds Photography

Nature and wildlife photographer, exploring the world on his feet and from his kayak. Among other genres, he is one of the leading kayak photographers in Northern California. To learn more about him, visit him on his website-
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7 Responses to Photographer’s dream

  1. Vicki says:

    I’m crossing my fingers and toes for you Galen!

  2. Pat Bean says:

    Hope you win. I’d love to see the photos you would take.

  3. You must post your video when you complete it. I wish you all kinds of luck. As much as I would love a trip like this, I am camera shy myself, so doing a video would be way too much for me. Maybe the Pinterest images I could swing. Who am I kidding???

    • Pinterest it is. I mean, think about how little time it will take to enter, and if you win how great the rewards. More than balances out the effort put in. (And as they say, you can’t win if you don’t play.)

      I will definitely post a link to the video, when it is up and running

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