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.
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.
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.
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