I was fortunate enough to study abroad at the University of Auckland in New Zealand during my spring semester in 2008. New Zealand is a country with incredible natural beauty and I spent most of trip exploring it with friends Aaron and John.
Auckland’s Skytower at night
Surfing the North Island’s West Coast
Sunlight streams into the forest on the route to see Mt. Waiera
Sunset over the Tasman Sea
Pressure waves made by dolphins!
Huka Falls! Biggest falls in terms of volume in New Zealand
Sunset over the base of Eagle Rock at Piha
A still moment at dawn capturing Mount Cook from the banks of Lake Matheson
Walking on the Fox Glacier
The distant glaciers from Gilespy’s Beach, seperated by several kilometers of rainforest
“The Million Dollar View” at Doubtful Sound
The Navigator catching the last direct rays of sun in front of an immense wall of rock.
From the deck of the Navigator
It was quite a still morning
Breathtaking view from towards the end of Hall Arm
Inside the hole in the rock
Jumping off the sand dunes
Farming is central to rural New Zealalnd
Piha in late afternoon light
Some more big surf at Mirawai
Splash in front of stormy skies at Mirawai
Love the way the water looks in this photo
Stream bashing in the Waitakeres!
IFSA Butler photo
A lookout on the Coromandel Peninsula
Hot Water Beach
The stunning entrance to Cathedral Cove
The Atrists Palette
Sunset at Arowoa
Seals (actually Sea Lions) on Tonga Island
Sunset again, in Abel Tasman
From deep within Rawhiti