After a short truce for New Year’s (Happy New Year to you, reader!), here are a few photos taken last week while in South Island for holidays, around Queenstown and Fiordland. The whole South Island is pretty wild and deserted, with breathtaking sceneries every few kilometers. But the south end is especially famous to lovers of nature for its fjords and hikes around them. You have to book months in advance if you want to walk the Milford or Kepler tracks.
Anyway, this first picture was taken while on a boat on Milford Sound. We got pretty lucky with the weather: it rains 200 days a year there and the annual rainfall is something around 6 meters!
This second picture is a NZ robin, not shy at all, while walking in a forest near lake Manapouri. It seemed like it was attracted by the noise of the focus and kept moving towards my camera like a curious little child after a colorful toy. It then jumped on my shoe and tried to untie my laces with its beak.
And the last one looks more from Texas than from New Zealand. But it was yet a rodeo attraction in the middle of the desert between Queenstown and Wanaka, where heaps of people gathered on a sunny Sunday afternoon to watch some dudes trying to ride bulls. I wouldn’t want to be that guy in blue… (nothing happened to him though)
Happy new year to you all!