Month: July 2019

Gang Gang Cockatoo

If you listen carefully you can hear the sound they make when they break open the seed inside the berries. They never eat the flesh, only the seed inside!

New Zealand Rainforest

The New Zealand rainforests are home to a wide range of unique plants and birds.

About 10–15% of the total land area of Aotearoa is covered with native flora, from tall kauri and kohekohe forests to rainforest dominated by rimu, beech, tawa, matai and rata; ferns and flax; dunelands with their spinifex and pingao; alpine and subalpine herb fields; and scrub and tussock.

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Photos by Marc Adamus 

 

The incredible reflection of Lake Matheson

Lake Matheson is one of the most photographed lakes in NZ because of it’s mirror reflection of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman.

It’s excellent reflecting properties are due to the dark brown colour of the water – the result of organic matter leached from the humus of the forest floor. Dawn and dusk are the best times to enjoy the reflections in the lake.

Sunrise at Lake Matheson with reflections of Mt. Cook (right) 3754m and Mt. Tasman (left) 3497m, two highest New Zealand mountains, Westland National Park, West Coast, World Heritage Area, New Zealand

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Lupin fields in New Zealand

Every year from mid-November to December vast areas along riverbeds of Mackenzie Country at the South Island burst with colour and fragrance. Thousands of lupins cover the landscape with purple, pink, yellow and blue.

Enjoy this beautiful video!