Let #GandalftheGuide Show You The Beauty Of New Zealand In This Photo Series

New Zealand has become inextricably linked to Tolkien’s story due to the fact that the film adaptations were shot there. An untold number of people have visited the country just so they could stand in the closest place we have to Middle Earth. Continue reading »

This New Zealand Street Is So Steep It Makes The Houses Look Like They’re Sinking

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There are plenty of picture-perfect spots in New Zealand, but none quite as Instagram-worthy as Baldwin Street in Dunedin, also known as the steepest street in the world. The street is only 350 meters long, but for every 2.86 horizontal meters, there is a rise of one meter. In other words, though the street itself is less than a quarter mile long, for every ~9 horizontal feet you walk, you’re climbing about three feet. Photos of the street are mind bending, especially when you look at the houses that are built right into the hill. Continue reading »

Beautiful New Zealand: Earth’s Mythical Islands

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Milford Sound, perhaps New Zealand’s most famous scenic location, was long overlooked by early sailors and explorers, who didn’t realise the narrow entrance concealed an enormous and beautiful interior. It wasn’t discovered by Europeans until 1812. Named the eighth “wonder of the world”, its actually one of the wettest places on Earth, with rainfall creating cascades of waterfalls, some reaching a 1,000m in length. (Photo by Tom Walker/BBC Pictures/The Guardian) Continue reading »

Glow Worms Turn This New Zealand Cave Into Starry Night

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Shaun Jeffers is an Auckland based photographer specialising in commercial tourism and landscape photography. Originally from Liverpool and at the age of 26, Shaun has worked with some of the biggest companies in the UK and New Zealand. Continue reading »

“Childhood In The Raw Photos”: New Zealand Photographer Captured Her Children, Who Are Growing Up With Limited Electronics

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Niki Boon began taking photos as a hobby while she was working as a physiotherapist in Scotland. However, the New Zealand native found her interest in the art waning while she travelled, and it wasn’t until she had returned home and started raising a family that her passion was rekindled. “Childhood in the Raw”, an ongoing photo series of her four children’s technology-free life on her 10-acre property in New Zealand, is the perennial fruit of this passion. Continue reading »

A Photographer Traveled 15,000 Miles Around New Zealand To Take The Perfect Shots

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Johan Lolos is a professional photographer who is passionate about traveling. A few years ago, he left his home and started his long and exciting journey around the world. No matter where Johan was geographically, he always carried his camera with him because he was constantly surrounded by the beauty of our planet. Johan spent the last year in New Zealand, where he drove 15,500 miles to capture the stunning local landscapes on his camera. Continue reading »

New Zealand’s New Flag Could Be One Of These Designs

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The government of New Zealand today published a list of 40 possible designs for its new national flag, ahead of a national referendum slated for later this year. The designs were selected by an independent panel from a list of nearly 10,300 online submissions that included a kiwi bird with laser eyes, a stick figure riding a bicycle, and an ice cream cone. Continue reading »

Long Exposure Photos Of Glowworms Turn New Zealand Cave Into Starry Night

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This surreal long-exposure photography of glowworms was captured by new-media artist Joseph Michael. The Auckland, New Zealand-based photographer took these pictures in 30 million-year-old limestone cave formations on North Island. Continue reading »

Backpacked: Explore New Zealand Through The Lens Of A Belgian Photographer

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If you are a lover of Highsnobiety‘s Snobshots then the name Michiel Pieters and his Instagram handle @mchlptrs might sound familiar to you. The young Belgian fashion photographer is currently backpacking New Zealand with his friend Yvo Dezeure, who often models for him. They decided to document their trip on Tumblr. On BACKPACKED you can follow the duo and explore the incredible landscapes of New Zealand trough the lens of Michiel Pieters.
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