Piha, New Zealand.

📷⛰ My favorite place. West Coast Auckland. New Zealand.

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New Zealand camping (with drone video)

Check out this video edit of 8 days camping in the South Island of NZ.

Cameras used: Canon 5dmk3, a GoPro handheld and strapped to a drone.

Bikes in Queenstown

As part of my recent Farm Jam trip in the South Island of New Zealand i spent a couple of days in Queenstown and took these photos of guys on bikes.

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Iceburgs in Antarctica.

Monsters of the Deep.

During my time down at Casey Station in Antarctica this season, i got to go out on a ‘burg cruise’ in the IRB’s. A trip on the boats to drive around some of the giants in the southern ocean. These iceburgs are huge from a distance and massive up close. They are big on top of the water and monsters under the surface. Some are grounded and dont move for years. Others float back and forth daily. Overall it was such a amazing experience i will never forget.

Here are some photos i got from my GoPro camera half underwater trying to show the size of them. The last is from the Canon showing what it looks like on top. Remember 10% on top 90% underneath.

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Adélie Penguins in Antarctica.

I have so many photos of Adélie Penguins it’s becoming a problem. I don’t have enough time to go through the Gigabites of photo files of these guys. They are comical on land, majestic in the water and sometimes fly through the air.

And yet, i can’t get enough of them.

Here are some photos of the Adélie Penguins, one photo of a Skua right after taking a Penguin egg and one of the egg after the meal.rgatfield_eightythreephoto_penguin8_jan15_webres rgatfield_eightythreephoto_penguin7_jan15_webres rgatfield_eightythreephoto_penguin6_jan15_webres rgatfield_eightythreephoto_penguin5_jan15_webres rgatfield_eightythreephoto_penguin4_jan15_webres rgatfield_eightythreephoto_penguin3_jan15_webres rgatfield_eightythreephoto_penguin2_jan15_webres rgatfield_eightythreephoto_penguin1_jan15_webres rgatfield_eightythreephoto_penguin_jan15_webres

Antarctica on the Flickr Blog.

Flickr have chosen another of my images from my time in Antarctica for their blog. This time it’s of the ‘Wilkes Hilton’ near Casey Station. A field hut used as a weekend getaway from station.

You can see the blog and selected images by clicking here

Below is a screen shot of the page.

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A gallery curated by Flickr.

It seams Flickr has included one of my Antarctic images in a recent gallery called, Amazing Antarctica.

Here is the link to the gallery:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/flickr/galleries/72157644228861740/with/11335948983/#photo_11335948983

Here is the photo:

Reeve's Hill

Larundel Psychiatric Hospital

I found another abandoned mental hospital to photograph. Australia sure does have a few still around. I’m not sure how much longer this one will be here, as it looks like the developers are coming in to demolish soon. I heard it has been here for 15+ years in the abandoned state it is in today. It is huge. Many buildings. Lots of rooms. A massive area all up. I was in a rush with the fading sunlight, so i’ll have to get back there soon.

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The trip down south.

We made it down to Casey station on Thursday. Big day but it’s all happening now. Yesterday a few of us have already gone out and camped in the snow overnight for the first instalment of field training. Photos from that day/night to come, but here are a few from the trip down in the plane and shortly after arriving.

Below: Wilkins Aerodrome, where we land and then start the bus/Hagg ride to Casey Station.antarctica_wilkins_airstrip_plane_runway_ice_arrival_webres

Two Hagglunds, one green, one red. One bus, named Pricilla.antarctica_transport_bus_haags_webres

The most south i have ever been, right on the Antarctic Circle. 66° 33′ 44″antarctica_antarctic_circle_60_degrees_webres

Wilkins Aerodrome, landed and getting ready for the bus ride.antarctica_wilkins_airstrip_ice_arrival_webres

Getting off the plane.antarctica_plane_ice_arrival_webres

Just before decent to land, we all got into our survival gear.antarctica_inside_plane_passengers_cabin_webres

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View from the window.antarctica_window_view_seaice_cabin_webres

An open cockpit on these planes.antarctica_pilots_cabin_webres

My carry on luggage, while waiting in Hobart to depart.antarctica_survival_cabin_luggage_webres