Tagged: NZ waterfalls

What a lot of water: Waipunga Waterfall - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Sep 11, 2017

I stood in the drizzle, watching the large waterfall sending clouds of spray and mist upwards. It has been raining a lot in NZ.  Not only have we had several cyclones dump a lot of water on the North Island, winter has had some decent downpours as well.  This is partly good news for waterfall photography. The hard bit is … Read More

Auckland Waterfalls: A collage - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Dec 10, 2016

Over the last two years I’ve taken many more photos of waterfalls in the Auckland region.  There’s an amount I was never aware of over in the Waitakere Ranges.  I’ve visited many of these falls several times.  The trick (for photography) is go typically when it is overcast.  That way the clouds act as a giant diffusing filter for the … Read More

Into the Waitakeres- Nihotupu Falls - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Mar 23, 2016

I didn’t realise we had so many waterfalls around the Auckland area until I started exploring.  Some waterfalls I had been aware of, just because they’re relatively well-known.  The Fairy Falls in the Waitakeres is one.  Many others are not so well known.  One of these falls I recently found was Nihotupu. This weekend a few things came together to … Read More

Hawkes Bay Waterfalls: Maraetotara - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Sep 19, 2015

I think I am getting more efficient with my waterfall photography.  The car boot almost always has a tripod, some rope, and some hiking gaiters ready.  Then it’s just a matter of bringing a camera and some appropriate lenses.  In August, I was over in Napier.  With my afternoons free, it was a chance to do some exploring. One of … Read More

Oakley Creek Waterfall - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Apr 27, 2015

One of the kids had arranged a viewing of Marvel’s Age of Ultron on Sunday with friends. The cinema chosen was Henderson, which took me close to the Oakley Creek Scenic Reserve.  Auckland, say unlike Fiordland, isn’t normally known for its waterfalls.  Nonetheless, there is actually one in Central Auckland at Oakley Creek.   So while the children were being … Read More