Images from Central and Northern Otago, New Zealand

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These images were taken on Friday 9 September on a trip to the Ahuriri Valley, now a conservation area.

Northern arm, Lake Dunstan, Spring.
Northern arm, Lake Dunstan, Spring.
Pisa range in background
E-3 & DZ 14-54 @ f/8.

State highway south of Tarras.
Metal fun sculpture on a farm.
E-3 & DZ 14-54 @ f/8.



State highway south of Tarras.
Where to now?
Where's the WRC in this wasteland?
E-3 & DZ 14-54 @ f/8.


State highway south of Tarras.
I am me !!
E-3 & DZ 14-54 @ f/8.



300,000 km.
300,000 km milestone !!
E-3 & DZ 14-54 @ f/8.


Ahuriri Valley start.
Inside the Ahuriri valley
This is high-alt, farmland
E-3 & DZ 14-54 @ f/8.

Incised, braided watercourse.
The river's incised valley
A small braided watercourse
E-3 & DZ 14-54 @ f/8.

Steep hills on left for summer graing.
The road is narrower now.
Steep summer grazing on the left.
E-3 & DZ 14-54 @ f/8.

Green farmland on valley terrace.
Productive high altitude farmland.
The valley curves right, far ahead.
E-3 & DZ 14-54 @ f/8.


Swamp and spring-fed stream.
Some of the valley floor is wet
Springs and European willows.
E-3 & DZ 14-54 @ f/22.


Beech forest on slope.
On sheltered western side
Nothofagus (beech) forest.
E-3 & DZ 14-54 @ f/22.


Looknig further up Ahuriri valley.
View around that right-bend
Looking to obscured Mt Huxley.
E-3 & DZ 14-54 @ f/22.


Incised hanging valley and beech forest.
Hanging valley & waterfall canyon
On the eastern side.
E-3 & DZ 14-54 @ f/8.


Lichens and fence post.
Lichens on fence-post
The colours really are true.
E-3 & DZ 14-54 @ f/8.


Across the valley.
Rover at the road-end below
I walked up to the beech forest.
River flows to the right.
E-3 & DZ 14-54 @ f/8.

Beech-tree skeleton at forest edge.
Beech-tree skeleton at forest edge
River flows to the right.
Snow-flattened grass at foot. E-3 & DZ 14-54 @ f/8.

Willows in wet-land.
European willows in wet-land
River in distance flows to right.
E-3 & DZ 14-54 @ f/8.

Willows in wet-land.
European willows in wet-land
E-3 & DZ 14-54 @ f/8.