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The Great Walker Contest


The clock is ticking, and the window to enter the NZ D.O.C.’s and Air New Zealand’s amazing Great Walker contest is almost closed- only a hair over five hours left at the writing of this post (contest close is 5 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #79: The Wrybill


New I took this photograph during a fairly recent journey to New Zealand (the Wrybill is endemic to New Zealand, and so the best place to go to take a photograph of one is…) I didn’t however go to New … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #54: Rainbow on the beach


In the picture above I was at Matapauri Bay in New Zealand, walking along a short trail that cut through two small hills near the beach. A sudden down pour  forced me to stow my camera (a.k.a. cellphone) in a … Continue reading

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Finding scale in New Zealand


So often when taking photographs, we see something amazing, raise our cameras, take the shot, and walk away very pleased with ourselves. Until we get home and review our pictures. We were so impressed with how much larger or smaller … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #30: Silhouette on Hot Water Beach, NZ


I made this image on a recent trip to New Zealand. Where the silhouetted woman is standing is a hot spring that is only exposed at low tide. We were the only ones on the beach at a very early … Continue reading

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New Zealand’s Oystercatcher’s and Shags


Two of my favorite varieties of birds that I’ve come across in New Zealand are the Oystercatchers and the shags. This is a brief sampling of them.

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New Zealand Visions: Northland and Back


This is just a brief intro to all we’ve seen on the journey from Auckland to Cape Reinga at the northern tip of New Zealand. It is by no means a complete representation of the journey, or New Zealand itself. … Continue reading

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New Zealand’s Red-Billed Gull: Feeding on 90 Mile Beach


The Red-billed Gull is one of those ubiquitous birds here in New Zealand, but as such it is a good bird for providing a study in their habits. This short video shows one of its styles of feeding. Enjoy, Galen

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New Zealand’s Pied Shag: A short video


Here is a very short video of one of the first birds I came across in NZ-

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Some of New Zealand’s birds


I’ve been in New Zealand for almost a week now. I knew I wanted to see and photograph birds, and I have definitely been able to do so. Some of the birds have been a little more challenging than expected, … Continue reading

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