Cathedral Cove by bazcelt

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Mercury Bay, Coromandel, New Zealand.

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Many thanks for being Featured in: Sea, Going Coastal, Volcanoes, Earth Geology & Atmosphere

Cathedral Cove framed print

One of the most spectacular sights amongst so many fabulous ones is Cathedral Cove and the huge cave there. Te Whanganui-A-Hei, is the Maori title. Carved by the water from the soft volcanic rock, this is one of the many examples of erosion action along this coastline. This beach and cave is reached eiher by boat, or a rather long walk from the car park at the top of Heihei beach. The cave and beach was used as the tunnel through which the Pevensie children first re-enter Narnia in the movie version of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
Nikon D40X, 10-20 Sigma.

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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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  • Kym Howard
    Kym Howardover 4 years ago

    The water here is such a gorgeous colour Barry and the rock formations are so good

  • Thanks Kym. Yes, it’s such a beautiful place – guess a bit of bias there as it’s the Coromandel where I spent so many of my holidays surfing, so it’s got that special connection for me – but the scenery is so spectacular, and so varied in a small area.

    – bazcelt

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

    omG this is so beautiful!!!!!

  • Thanks heaps Tereza. It’s certainly a beautiful place. There’s a closer view of the cave in my photos, but I like this one as it shows the beach as well. The sands are a bright white, bit dull this day because of the overcast and rain!

    – bazcelt

  • Robyn Maynard
    Robyn Maynardover 4 years ago

    What a gorgeous place to visit! Beautiful shot!

  • Thanks Robyn. Yes, it’s an incredible part of New Zealand – more a ‘locals’ scene than tourists, although it’s getting more well known. Being so close to Auckland, it gets very crowded in summer though.

    – bazcelt

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 4 years ago

  • aww Polly, liked the other one better! lol!

    – bazcelt

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

  • Thanks heaps Tereza! Appreciate the honour and recognition.

    – bazcelt

  • Louise Linossi Telfer
    Louise Linossi...over 4 years ago

    wow this looks so magical !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Louise Linossi Telfer
    Louise Linossi...over 4 years ago

    p.s congratulations on your feature

  • Thanks heaps Louise. It’s a magical spot in a magical area.

    – bazcelt

  • tcat757
    tcat757over 4 years ago

  • LindaJBazor
    LindaJBazorover 4 years ago


  • wow, thanks heaps! thanks for the feature, appreciate the honour.

    – bazcelt

  • Poetlife
    Poetlifeover 4 years ago

    Beautiful ,but N Zealand & Australia are. Are they not Mate.Thanks love this,we are so lucky for all the beauty surrounding us in our home lands are we not?Thanks for shareing with the world.Blessings.(You are invited to drop by some time and view my work too if you like?I am Australian.).

  • thanks for the view and comment. Yes, both are great places to be, and definitely I agree – great to be in. Will drop by! Cheers, Baz

    – bazcelt

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