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New on 500px : Wanaka tree. B&W by jex_the_bug by jex_the_bug

been living in Queenstown for 6 years but this is the first time i’v taken a photo of this tree.

i don’t like to upload more then one shot from the same day but this one i think is different enuff so thought i would.

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New on 500px : Wanaka tree. by jex_the_bug by jex_the_bug

Been living in Queenstown for 6 years but this is the first time i’v taken a photo of this tree.

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New on 500px : U N E X P E C T E D by BenzCatbagan by BenzCatbagan

Unexpected bright light in the middle of the picture. And a bird silhouette makes it very interesting. Be the judge.

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New on 500px : Moeraki Boulders by Beachhead by Beachhead

One from a couple of years ago that I had not uploaded.I arrived here early and ran around in the dark trying to line up comps,in the end the sky went off and to my suprise I was the only one there on this morning.

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New on 500px : Moeraki Boulders – New Zealand by tarikalturki by tarikalturki

Moeraki Boulders ,

The Moeraki Boulders are unusually large and spherical boulders lying along a stretch of Koekohe Beach on the wave-cut Otago coast of New Zealand between Moeraki and Hampden. They occur scattered either as isolated or clusters of boulders within a stretch of beach where they have been protected in a scientific reserve. The erosion by wave action of mudstone, comprising local bedrock and landslides, frequently exposes embedded isolated boulders. These boulders are grey-colored septarian concretions, which have been exhumed from the mudstone enclosing them and concentrated on the beach by coastal erosion.

Local Māori legends explained the boulders as the remains of eel baskets, calabashes, and kumara washed ashore from the wreck of Arai-te-uru, a large sailing canoe. This legend tells of the rocky shoals that extend seaward from Shag Point as being the petrified hull of this wreck and a nearby rocky promontory as being the body of the canoe’s captain. In 1848 W.B.D. Mantell sketched the beach and its boulders, more numerous than now. The picture is now in the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington. The boulders were described in 1850 colonial reports and numerous popular articles since that time. In more recent times they have become a popular tourist attraction, often described and pictured in numerous web pages and tourist guides.

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New on 500px : No swimming! by xflow by xflow

The “Painter’s Palette” – a pool of the Wai-O-Tapu geothermal site in New Zealand, near Rotorua.

More photos in my extensive New Zealand photo dossier

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New on 500px : Night at the Church by RobDickinson by RobDickinson

Hunting Aurora at Tekapo the skies were dark and clear, sadly no aurora , but still a beutiful sight.

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