Featured: Aotearoa: “land of the long white cloud.” Marlborough Region from Cook Strait: photo by Krzysztof Golik, Wiki CC4.
- Landscape (noun), definition: visible features of an area of land, often considered in terms of aesthetic appeal.
- Māori: “mano whenua“, heartland or interior of the country
- Chinese: 景色
- German: die Landschaft
- Spanish: el paisaje
As part of my year-long around-the-world journey in 2012, I spent most of July in New Zealand (Aotearoa). The following 12 landscape images provide another perspective about how I feel about non-urban settings. I’ve had some say about urban cityscapes, but I’ll be the person to stop every few kilometres for every possible vista. The following images from the North Island (Te Ika a Māui) and South Island (Te Waipounamu) are reminders of my desire to return to Aotearoa.
- Wellington Harbour (Te Whanganui a Tara)
- Cook Strait (Te Moana Raukawa)
- East coast, near Kaikoura
- Bealey, Canterbury region
- Franz Josef Glacier (Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere)
- Fox Glacier (Te Moeka o Tuawe)
- Lake Matheson (Te Ara Kairaumati)
- Southern Alps (Kā Tiritiri o te Moana)
- Aoraki and Horokoau
- Queenstown (Tāhuna)
- Milford Sound (Piopiotahi)
New Zealand’s national day, Waitangi Day, is observed annually on 6 February.