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Walking in water: First trip to the Pararaha Stream - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Sep 27, 2017

The track wasn’t marked on the map. It was supposed to be for experienced hikers only.  I’d decided to tackle the Pararaha Stream from the Lone Kauri Road end. It’s an area of the Waitakere Ranges I hadn’t explored before, so I was unsure what to expect.  I guessed I’d need my hands free. So the tripod was carried in a tripod … Read More

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

A distant look at Cyclone Cook - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Apr 21, 2017

The Cyclone Last Thursday (13th April) Cyclone Cook arrived.  As a precaution, places in Auckland closed. Including Massey’s Albany campus at 11.00 am.  In the end the path of the Cyclone (for Auckland) was a little too easterly and we escaped most of the havoc.  Bad weather also can generate interesting seascapes, so I decided to try my luck at … Read More

An evening at Maungauika - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Apr 12, 2017

At the entrance to the Waitemata Harbour, at Devonport, is Maungauika or North Head. The reserve can be appealing to explore in evenings.  On the west side, you get views of Devonport and Auckland itself.  On the east side there is a view of Rangitoto Island and the channel separating it from the North Shore.  With a couple of … Read More

A walk in the dark - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Oct 06, 2016

I went for a stroll a few nights ago. There’s a few patches of native bush close to us.  And with the weather getting warmer, I wanted to check out the arthropod life. And photograph it.  Night time provides opportunities to see creatures than behave more cryptically at day. It was also a chance to practice some macrophotography at … Read More

Sunday Seascape – 4 September - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Sep 04, 2016

This week I got out to Te Henga (Bethells Beach) for some photography.  I’ve not previously managed to get out there, despite a couple of visits to Lake Wainamu.  One of the motivating reasons was the weather on Tuesday was near perfect in Auckland.  The clear skies and almost total lack of clouds in the morning also meant my waterfall … Read More