Ahh, the light! This is the moment every photographer and artist dream of seeing.
I was tramping in the Whakapapa area near the Taranaki falls when suddenly the light glistened through the clouds that encompassed Mt Ruapehu. I’d been watching a Karearea (New Zealand Falcon) flying overhead when to my amazement it landed not far from where we stood. My friends were only to keen to race over for a closer look. We were graced with its presence long enough to take some lovely photos to remember this treasured moment. I believe these birds live in this beautiful valley where the Wairere Stream flows.
“Kia mau ki te tokanga nui a noho”
There is no place like home