Celmisia gardens juxtaposed against the rugged and raw landscape of glacial scouring. Such contrast captured my attention and wonder in this wild place. On one side vibrant life and on the other upheaval and tumult. Both exist to create this mountain environment that is so captivating.
Clarity of the Storm
A golden morning after a stormy night on Mount Wakefield in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
Sunset above the Barker Hut in Arthur's Pass National Park
The historic Almer Hut on a rocky outcrop overlooking the neve of Franz Josef Glacier high in the Southern Alps under a clear night sky.
A Granite Wonderland
An impressive dawn as seen from the Buckland Peaks in late autumn.
Jetty in Lake Rotoiti in Nelson Lakes National Park
A Morning of Color over "Shipwreck Cove"
Okia Headland - Otago Peninsula
A journey to the headwaters of this mighty river in Arthur's Pass National Park
Water of Fiordland
Greet the Day
A sunrise to remember over Lake Wanaka as seen from Roys Peak.
Evening Calm at Adelaide Tarn
A remote tarn in the heart of Kahurangi National Park.
Alpenglow on Aoraki as seen from the Hooker River
Drama Over the Forbes Range
Sunrise as seen from our camp above Kea Basin on the flanks of Mount Earnslaw/Pikirakatahi
Deep Glow of a New Morning
It's a wonderful rediscovery to unzip one's tent and find the impressive landscape of yesterday awash with new color and texture.
Camp Above the Clouds in Rugged South Westland
Our campsite above Lake Barra as a morning cloud inversion rises
Sunset over the Darran Mountains as seen from Key Summit
Icebergs, waterfalls, and solitude at Crucible Lake in Mount Aspiring National Park
Wainui Falls in Abel Tasman National Park
The Seven Gates
Early morning glory as seen from Gertrude Saddle in Fiordland National Park
The classic scene viewed from Hooker Lake at sunrise.
A remote valley beneath Mount Speight in Arthur's Pass National Park.
Light in the Forest
Morning sun gleams through the branches of a red beech forest in Abel Tasman National Park.
Evening Light on Mount Crosscut
Sunrise of Promise
Okia Headland - Otago Peninsula
Adelaide Basin Spectacular
New Year's Day sunrise over the Adelaide Basin in Kahurangi National Park
Lake Matheson's Golden Dawn
Pluto Peak in Moonlight
The view from Esquilant Biv perched high on the slopes of Mount Earnslaw
Karst Ridge Sunset
Surprisingly intricate rock details in Abel Tasman National Park
Spring in the South Westland Ranges
As captured from the snowy summit of Mount Campbell's West Peak
The rugged Dragon's Teeth emerge from thick clouds in Kahurangi National Park.
The Backroads of Paradise
Valley of the Trolls
Morning of Giants
Mount Sefton, the Footstool, and Aoraki/Mount Cook grab the first light of 2015
The Mueller Glacier and the high peaks of the Main Divide
Upper Lake Norwest in remote Fiordland
Dwarfed by the high peaks of the Southern Alps
Mount Sefton and the Footstool as seen from the Hooker Valley Track
Wave-scoured coastline of Abel Tasman National Park near the location of the first European sighting of New Zealand.
Moody Sunset at Cape Farewell
The Mueller Hut at sunrise
Routeburn Track Glory
The Ranges of Fiordland
Mid morning overlooking the Hollyford Valley on the Routeburn Track