Visual Storyteller Series

#10 – Natures Looking Glass

Water Reflections

When things get crazy in the world, getting out for some fresh air and soaking up what nature has to offer is a real tonic.  No matter where it may be or whatever the weather, for me,  capturing Mother Nature doing her “thing” is always a rewarding experience.

White Faced Heron fishing B&W_edited

The white-faced heron, self introduced to New Zealand from Australia, they began nesting here in the late 1940s so as a consequence are classified as a native. It is now New Zealand’s most common heron, having benefited from the widespread conversion of forest to farmland.

Wanaka tree large

Out exploring down the South Island – Lake Wanaka and that most photographed tree.

This lonely tree has spread itself just offshore at the south end of Lake Wanaka and is framed by the South Island’s stunning Southern Alps,

Known as the “lone tree of Lake Wanaka,” it is said to be one of the most photographed trees in all New Zealand. However, you still need to have the inside scoop to find it, as there are no signs directing people to the solitary tree. It’s just enough off of the beaten path to not be bothered by too many tourists unless they’ve done their research.

Take a picnic and if daring enough have a swim in the Lakes icy waters.


The previous post on my Visual Storyteller Series is;

#9 – Easter Demolished


27 thoughts on “#10 – Natures Looking Glass”

    1. Yes, it is overly photographed 🙂 Weirdly so and we did have one lonely tree in Auckland until it became the victim of an activist. I suppose a lone tree makes an impact than say a line of trees?

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    1. Thanks Donna, though I would hate to be a professional, too much pressure and I don’t work well under pressure. Many of these are older photographs when we were motorhoming around New Zealand. Now, I am editing them.


    1. This post was a random pick from my draft folder which I am trying to shorten and then another idea pops up 🙂 Sometimes I find black & white is more calming than colour. White happens to be one of my favourite colours. Hope your day was a good one, Liesbet.

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    1. Thanks. It can be incredibly hard to capture birds. Sometimes we get to be “johnny on the spot” and have a lucky break in capturing them. Haven’t stalked a bird for a wee while.


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