Lone pine tree on the hillside at North Head, Devonport, North Island, New Zealand. As windy as it is, it is surprising that this tree made it.
Entry hall of the remarkable Auckland Museum, Auckland, New Zealand.
Sunset looking toward Russell in the Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand.
Interior detail of Christ Church on Russell, Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand. It is also known as the "English Church".
A seagull enjoys the sunset in the Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand.
The ferns grow really big in New Zealand. This is the Dicksonia squarrosa.
Spring time in New Zealand.
Mount Tongariro in the background, sheep in the foreround. There are 60 million sheep in New Zealand compared to 3 million people. Sheep everywhere.
Image made while crossing Cook Strait from North Island to South Island.
Beach along Highway #1 in the northeast of South Island, New Zealand. Nearest town is Kaikouga.
Picture made in the beautiful Hagley Park just adjacent to Christ's College in Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand.
Beach scent made enroute to the Royal Albatross Colony at the tip of the Otago Peninsula near Dunedin, South Island.
Albatross in flight. This one about eight feet from wing tip to wing tip. Around 100 of the birds call the Royal Albatross Colony home. The colony is at the tip of the Otago Peninsula near Dunedin, South Island.
Curio Bay. Seldom visited but this amazing place has a place to sight the rare yellow-eyed penguin, a collection of fossilized trees and incredible crashing waves on the rocks at the point. It's about as far south as you can get and still be in New Zealand.
On the road to Slope Point, the southernmost point in New Zealand. The trees are formed by the prevailing wind -- which is always prevailing!.
Somewhere near Invercargill, South Island, New Zealand. New Zealanders have a dry sense of humor.
Along the road from Te Anau to MIlford Sound (Highway 94). The drive is worth it. Mountain lakes, rain forests, snow capped mountains, lots of wildlife. One of the most beautiful drives in the world.
Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand. Whatever the weather, Milford Sound will amaze. This picture, though moody, presents the Sound as it often is: The sun fighting to drive away the storm.
Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand. The last of the clouds roll over the mountain side.
Just south of Queenstown, South Island, New Zeland from Highway 6. The pine trees are on my side of Lake Wakatipu while the mountains are on the other (west) side. What looks like a cloud between the two is mist coming up off of Lake Wakatipu. These are the Bayonet Peaks.
They say -- and it is true -- that there is a beautiful scenic around every turn in New Zealand.
Rainbow graces a valley on South Island, New Zealand.
Deer farm on South Island, New Zealand.
Mt. Cook and Mt. Tasman as seen across Lake Matheson. A drive from Weheka, followed by a trek through the woods (with flash lights) put us at Matheson Lake in time to see the early sun light the mountains. That is Tasman on the left and Cook on the right. Clear days are unusual -- we were lucky.
Twisted tree near Lake Matheson on South Island.
Fox Glacier's lower ice fall as seen from the Chalet Lookout Track. This small lake is (I think) part of the Fox River.
New Zealand's roads often narrow to one lane when crossing bridges. This bridge not only hosts traffic in both directions but, occasionally, a train as well.
Split Apple Rock in Abel Tasman National Park, South Island, New Zealand. The rock is along the Abel Tasman Coast Track -- easily one of the most beautiful walks in the world.
Storm coming reminds me of the Breton fishermen's prayer: "Oh God thy sea is so great and my boat is so small'. South Island, New Zealand.
Not an aerial view -- this is a sand pattern made by the receding tide along the Abel Tasman Coast Track, South Island, New Zealand.
Tasman Bay just east of Nelson.
"Show off!, act your age!" These sea gulls are goofing off near Devonport, North Island, New Zealand.