I've just returned from spending a week in beautiful New Zealand. People tell you how stunning it is but you cannot comprehend just how gorgeous it is until you actually see it with your own eyes.
This is the much loved and much photographed Wanaka Tree - taken just a moment or two before the sun rose over the mountains behind me. My friends and I came well prepared, we were there well before the dawn and came wearing gumboots so we could wade out a little into the cold lake. By the time the sun came up there were over 30 photographers lining the shore.
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