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The Archway Islands sit just off the coast at Wharariki Beach, South Island, New Zealand

Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: 17-55mm f2.8 nikkor
Filters: polarizer and grad grey

Here are a few more photos of Wharariki Beach
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nz, new zealand, south island, golden bay, west coast, wharariki beach, archway islands, landscapes, paul mercer photography, coastlines


  • Greg Carrick
    Greg Carrickalmost 5 years ago

    nice catch, several layers to add interest.

  • Thank you for the great comment Greg

    – Paul Mercer

  • Tony Middleton
    Tony Middletonalmost 5 years ago

    top shot – love that pre-dawn light and what a magic spot !

  • Paul Finnegan
    Paul Finneganalmost 5 years ago

    love that the focus if this is almost more on the pebble than the arch. very clever and very well done

  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
    Varinia - Gl...almost 5 years ago

    Now that is a stunning shot and location !!

  • Thanks

    – Paul Mercer

  • tulay cakir
    tulay cakiralmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks

    – Paul Mercer

  • Gareth Bowell
    Gareth Bowellalmost 5 years ago

    Oh wow! Beautiful image. The colors and subject material are just so nice.

  • Andrew Murrell
    Andrew Murrellalmost 5 years ago

    Just a stunning image.

  • Laurette Ruys
    Laurette Ruysalmost 5 years ago

    i love this beach. I remember it being crazy windy when i was there many years ago. Awesome shot :)

  • LOL, I think this beach is almost always windy

    – Paul Mercer

  • James Deypalan
    James Deypalanalmost 5 years ago

    awesome concept and capture!

  • ╰⊰✿Sue✿⊱╮ Nueckel
    ╰⊰✿Sue✿⊱╮ Nueckelalmost 5 years ago


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