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New Zealand

Pictures from a fabulous tour of both the North and South Islands

Window

Made of plastic, it is the part of the cardboard cathedral that temporarily replaces Christchurch Cathedral destroyed by the earthquake

Earthquake

Christchurch Cathedral was destroyed by an earthquake in 2011

Evening fishing

Near Diamond Bay

Dawn

Taken at 5am from the deck of a boat on Bay of Islands

Volcanic pools

Just south of Roturua is an actively volcanic region that powerfully stimulates the nose and eyes

Finch

I was pleased with the clarity of the new Fujifilm X-Pro 1

Heli flight

Up to Fox Glacier

A day in Paradise

A completely unspoiled and uninhabited place in the Bay of Islands

Storm

Rough weather at the Pancake Rocks

Sulphur Pools

Extraordinary colours in this volcanic region

Deserted Island

We visited this island by boat and kayak

Snorkelling prize

We collected this just because we could!

Red Sky in the Morning

It certainly rained that day

Fox Glacier

An expedition into the glacier crevasses

Abel Tasman

Not accessible by road, the beaches on the Abel Tasman Peninsula were pristine