Deep in the South Island of New Zealand, there is a place called Fiordland. It has someÂ of the most breathtaking scenery in the country, if not the world. Â It’s a visual feast of mountains, valleys, lakes, and rivers. Â I’ve been lucky enough travel around and see and photograph some stunning places, but few of them compare to Fiordland. Â In fact, it is sometimes referred to as the Eighth Wonder of The World!
You may have never heard the name, but I guarantee you’ve seen photos at some point. Landscape photography from this part of the country, especially Milford Sound, is heavily used in the promotion and marketing of New Zealand tourism. Â It’s been high on my list of places to visit and photograph for a long time, and recently I was lucky enough to get there. I flew into stunning Queenstown, then travelled to Te Anau, where I was based for my time there. The weather was a bit disappointing, but I got a couple of smallÂ windows to get some of the shots I was wanting.
Long exposure of Milford Sound during twilight.
Monkey Creek, on the road to Milford Sound.
Also, take a quick look at the trailer below for Ata Whenua – Shadowland. It’s a stunning promotional video with footage of some of Fiordland’s most beautiful scenery. Worth two minutes of your time!
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