Cook’s Beach, New Zealand framed print

Just near this rock face and ‘cave’, Cook careened his ship and studied the transit of Mercury, November, 1769. Hence, the European name for the area, the Maori name is Te-Whanganui-o-Hei, – the great bay of Hei. Nikon 300, 70-300.

*Many thanks for being Featured in*: Going Coastal

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An amateur, but a long love of photography. A recent move to digital has seen the love ‘blossom’, and a greater enjoyment in the field. I will try most forms of photography, and gain both knowledge and fun out of the experimentation. Using a Nikon D300 and D7000, with a range of lenses, and filters. I hope you enjoy the views as much as I’ve enjoyed taking them.

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  • Ladyshark
    Ladysharkabout 4 years ago

    What a unique looking cave – great shot!

  • thanks Lori. It’s quite an area around there some fabulous rock formations. And this one has an important history to it as well.

    – bazcelt

  • Polly x
    Polly xabout 4 years ago

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallabout 4 years ago

    lovely shot,

  • Thanks Trish. Appreciate the comments and view.

    – bazcelt

  • BlaizerB
    BlaizerBabout 4 years ago

    great catch – cheers

  • Cheers, thanks for the comment

    – bazcelt

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...about 4 years ago

    wowow, glorious shot!

  • Thanks Tereza. It’s a fabulous area of NZ, and has a lot of history with it as well.

    – bazcelt

  • Patty Boyte
    Patty Boyteabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful and most interesting!

  • Thanks Patty, and thanks heaps for the feature! Greatly honoured! Perhaps more so as I nearly didn’t bother putting this one up as was unsure of the image – history no problems, – so a very nice feeling at the moment, thanks!

    – bazcelt

  • Patty Boyte
    Patty Boyteabout 4 years ago

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