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Storm over Lake Wakatipu

Lake Wakatipu was formed 15,000 years ago during the last ice age, it was carved out be a huge glacier moving from the north west. The lake is relatively thin, but the mountains run straight into the lake, forming a deep canyon that's 399m at its deepest point.

There is a Maori legend based on Lake Wakatipu that states that it was formed when the giant Matau was burnt to death in his sleep after he abducted a chief's daughter, burning a massive hole in the ground and melting the ice and snow of the surrounding mountains. The lake is a large "S" shape, like a giant, curled up and sleeping on its side. Matau's head rested at Glenorchy, at the north of the lake, and his feet south in Kingston. Queenstown sits on Matau's knee.

One of Wakatipu's mysteries is the rise and fall of the lake by about 12cm (5") every five minutes. Legend states that a Giant's heart is impossible to destroy, and causes this rise and fall.

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Keep oil exploration out of Virunga National Park. 

Virunga National Park, Africa’s oldest national park and a world heritage site, is located in the Democratic Republic of Congo and is home to more varieties of rare plants and animals than any other protected area in the continent.

British Oil Company, Soco International, is about to move forward with exploration in these pristine forests. The company has allegedly broken Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises including intimidation, threats and unlawful detention of local activists, as well as withholding critical information about environmental and social risks from those likely to be impacted by the company’s activities in its quest for oil.

The effects of oil exploration and extraction would be hugely detrimental to the national environment. You can find out more information and sign the petition here: 
http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/congo_basin_forests/problems/oil_extraction/draw_the_line/

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Explore some of New Zealand's most beautiful locations on our guided walks.

Our team of professional guides specialise in classic walking adventures. We journey our guests through stunningly beautiful locations, only accessible to limited numbers and rarely seen by visitors to New Zealand. 

From a light walk in our low lying rainforests to an advanced hike in the rugged mountains: a day with Wildlight Aotearoa will be an unforgettable and unique experience.

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Moon light on Mount Cook

Mount Cook, also know as Aoraki, is located in the centre of the South Island in the Mckenzie region.

In 2012 over 4000 square kilometers of the Mckenzie Region, including mount cook, Twizel and Tekapo, became recognised as an International Dark Sky Reserve. It is the largest such reserve in the world.

Our ability to see starlight in most places in the world is diminishing due to light and air pollution. At Mount Cook you can see and photograph some of the clearest night skies on earth.

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"What I like most is how this accentuates the beautiful line of the rhino—an immovable hulk among the grasses of Kenya’s Laikipia Plains," says photo editor Alexa Keefe. 

This article showcases some of National Geographic's best ‘Photo of the Day’ images and explores what makes a great photograph.

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Winter at Lake Ohau

Lake Ohau is a glacial lake cradled between two mountain ranges, the Ohau Range and the Ben Ohau Range, in the Mackenzie Basin of New Zealand's South Island. 

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A tailor-made safari is a great way to explore the wildlife and cultures of Africa in a unique way that reflects your interests and time frame. Each tailor made safari promises stunning scenery, premium game viewing, excellent guiding and outstanding personalised service. Our safari destinations include South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania.

Create your ideal African adventure today!

Find out more about our tailor-made safaris here: http://www.wildlightsafaris.com/tailor--made-safaris/
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Join us on our South Island Photo Tour!
 
Don't miss the opportunity to secure your place on this exception tour where you will be guided through the beautiful scenery of New Zealand. 
Spectacular South Island Photo Tour - CLOSING SOON.

This is the last opportunity to join our amazing South Island Photo Tour in April. 

As Dean and I are heading off to Alaska to scope out new winter locations we need to confirm our final numbers for this trip before we go. 

Full details here: www.cmphoto.co.nz/nz-sth-island-exploration/

This image was taken last week at one of our locations, This image was taken last week at one of our locations, Diamond Lake near Paradise, one of the places we will be staying on the photo tour. It was a beautiful morning with a few low lying clouds but I wanted to add a little more to the image. I used a 10 stop ND filter along with a small aperture and low ISO to achieve a slow shutter speed to give the dreamy effect to the moving foreground water.

Nikon D800E. Nikkor 70-200 2.8 lens.
ISO 50. f16 for 20 seconds with a 10 stop ND filter.
Lexar Pro 1000x CF. Lowepro Protrekker 400.
Edited on the new HP Z book with Dreamcolor technology.

Copyright Chris McLennan - www.cmphoto.co.nz 
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Wainui Falls

Wainui Falls is regarded as the most impressive and beautiful waterfall in the Abel Tasman National Park. Located on the Wainui River near Nelson in the South Island of New Zealand this magnificent waterfall is a 1-2 hour return walk through unforgettable New Zealand native forest.

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A new exhibition in Auckland's Silo Park showcases photographer Joseph Michael’s breathtaking time-lapse sequences of New Zealand landscapes from day-to-night. 

For more information about the exhibition and to see some of his work visit http://www.blackmagazine.co.nz/blk-list/dark-cloud-white-light/
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