Sunset at Leisure Island (Moturiki), Mt Maunganui, New Zealand

I’ve been lucky enough to call Mount Maunganui home for a few years now, and I’ve photographed Mauao (“The Mount“) many times from Leisure Island, but I haven’t spent a lot of time exploring the island itself as a subject. The island (also known as Moturiki) has a lot of history, including at one stage being a huge water park, complete with water slides. It’s hard to imagine, as it’s covered in trees these days. I made this image one night while exploring the beach. It’s almost unrecognisable from this angle, which I kind of like, as finding a new perspective on a popular location is always a challenge for a landscape photographer.

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