Whale Island at Sunset by Werner Padarin

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Steam venting from the top of Whale Island, New Zealand

Nikon D70 | Nikon 18-200VR @ 150mm
1/200s f/13 ISO200 | Raw
Featured in Going Coastal (7 October 2009)
Featured in Your Country’s Best (19 October 2010)
Featured in I Shoot Raw (3 December 2010)
Featured in This, That, and the Other Thing (27 April 2012)
Top 10 in Volcanoes, Earths Geology & Atmosphere “Sunsets” (15 June 2010)

I photograph landscapes and people and mostly anything … just as long as it is in front of the lens and looks good
My images are from Australia, New Zealand and Asia
My photography also appears on werner.padarin.photography

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  • PhotoAvenue
    PhotoAvenueover 5 years ago

    Great composition ….Fantastic light and lovely colors

  • thankyou – much appreciated

    – Werner Padarin

  • Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)
    Gina Ruttle (...over 5 years ago

    A spouting whale of an island…that’s great. Beautiful lighting in this photo, Werner!

  • thanks whalegeek – great analogy – the island’s profile is a bit more humpback whale-like from another another angle

    – Werner Padarin

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work

  • thanyou Gina – glad you like it

    – Werner Padarin

  • GerryMac
    GerryMacover 5 years ago

    stunning composition and capture!

  • thankyou Gerry – appreciate your comments

    – Werner Padarin

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • thankyou Scott – it was a stunning scene to capture!

    – Werner Padarin

  • Mika
    Mikaover 5 years ago

    Ahhh stunning capture! My neck of the woods :)
    Love it

  • thankyou Mika – we were there about a month ago – took this picture from a vantage point on the road from Gisborne; then sailed past the island the next day on the way to White Island – all very beautiful scenery

    – Werner Padarin

  • Patty Boyte
    Patty Boyteover 5 years ago

  • thankyou very much Patty

    – Werner Padarin

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopover 5 years ago

    Great work, well done and congratulations on being featured.

  • thankyou David – I guess I was lucky to be confronted by a lovely scene at just the right time of day

    – Werner Padarin

  • peaceofthenorth
    peaceofthenorthabout 5 years ago

    my god Warner …this so beautiful….I was back in NZ in 1989 and camped here for three days and nights and this just is like going back in time …..I’ll keep this image in my head all day to keep me warm….thanks again for sharing this…..

  • glad you like it Steve – we came upon this great view as we drove to Whakatane from Gisborne – luckily at just the right time to capture this.

    – Werner Padarin

  • danamh40
    danamh40over 4 years ago

    Great capture, Werner!!!

  • thankyou very much Dana – we were very fortunate actually, a bend in the road, and there suddenly was this gorgeous view …

    – Werner Padarin

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