The lonely Pohutukawa tree........ by Roy  Massicks

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This young Pohutukawa tree is clinging precariously to life and the cliff face but knowing how hardy these trees are, it will probably be there in two or three hundred years hence.

The Pohutukawa is also known as the New Zealand Christmas tree due to the fact that it flowers between Nov/Dec every year. It has the loveliest bright red needle flowers growing in clusters.
Photograph taken at Whananaki South beach on the east coast of Northland between Whangarei and the Bay of Islands.
please view large.

Fuji HS10 at 27.5mm, 1/550, f/6.4, iso 100.


  • Bellavista2
    Bellavista2almost 4 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful Roy, a wonderful invitation photo, inviting through the rocks and to walk on the beach on a gorgoues warm day. And on very little lone kayaker making his way through the surf, making this a perfect photo for the “Nature and Man Group” I will leave you a link.
    Thankyou for your wonderful contributions to our Group. Ann-maree (Bellavista2) Host “Nature and Man Group” and “Nature in it’s Entirety Group”

  • Many thanks for your kind comments. Have joined ‘Nature and Man’ group.
    Thank you for the invite. This is such a great beach although quite a long drive to get there on unsealed roads but that what makes it nice and quiet.
    Our son and family holiday there every year.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Oops, nearly forgot to say ‘thanks for the fav.’

    – Roy Massicks

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

    Great capture Roy, beautifully framed, a wonderful scene.

  • Thank you for that Andrea – it was a picture I have had lying around since Christmas – didn’t realise that it would look as nice as it does on RB.

    – Roy Massicks

  • snapitnc
    snapitncalmost 4 years ago

    cracking shot roy,looks a great place to lay down your towel,cheers mike

  • Cheers Mike – what do you want a towel for ? There’s only one lone kayaker….lol!

    – Roy Massicks

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyalmost 4 years ago

    Awseome capture Roy.. Really beautiful beach scene – love it!!

  • Many thanks for the fav Gail and also for your kind comments.

    – Roy Massicks

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 4 years ago

    This is definitely a View Larger shot, so full of elements (including the kayak). I trust you kept this tree company, at least until the boatman arrived to take over. Excellent image, Roy.

  • Thank you Sheila for your lovely comments – we will be going back next summer to keep an eye on that tree – if son invites us again! This is their
    regular camp spot and the one where I took the crocdile in swimming with son and grandson pic…!

    – Roy Massicks

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot Roy!

  • Colin, thank you for the fav and also your nice comments.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dalmost 4 years ago

    What an inviting scene. How I’d love to be walking down that path right now:-)

  • Many thanks Kasia – it was actually a beautiful place to spend some time.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusalmost 4 years ago

    awww……so beautiful

  • Many thanks for your comments Deborah, much appreciated.

    – Roy Massicks

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98almost 4 years ago

    I know I commented on this one but it obviously is still somewhere out there in cyber space. It is definitely my sort of photo and what a joy it would be to wander around those rocks with camera at the ready. So very well taken with a great description to go with it. As a matter of interest we have two of those trees in our back garden and always look forward to seeing them come into flower each Christmas.
    Best wishes

  • Thank you for your comments Peter – yes, it must still be wandering round in space ! I lose things sometimes too. Pleased to hear you have a little bit of NZ in your garden.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 4 years ago

    To be there now..Lovely shot Roy..Having said that, the sun is shining here today…

  • Actually Jason, it would be bloody cold to be there now, winter is fast approaching but it is about 20deg here at the moment ! Thank you for your comments.

    – Roy Massicks

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