This week Im hosting a great photograph from Golden Bay, New Zealand taken by Kasia Osiadla who together with her boyfriend Paul Ridgway run Travelshutter Blog. To stay updated about their journey you should follow them on Twitter or like their Facebook page, you won’t be disappointed!
Picture Story: Golden Bay Sunset, New Zealand
When I think about some of my favourite places I have visited in the world, many I came across by complete accident. Golden Bay, located on the northern tip of the South Island, New Zealand, was one of those. In fact, if we hadn’t have accepted a temporary job there then I’m not sure if we would have visited. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
Golden Bay is not only a beautiful place with clear waters and orange sand beaches, but also a great place to see marine life. We had been informed that Penguins were occasionally spotted on Langs Beach, on the way towards the famous Abel Tasman National Park. If we were to see them, it would require a very early start as the penguins moved into the sea before sunrise. With our alarm set for six am, we were ready to see some Penguins!
With the alarm still ringing in our ears, we drove at dusk hoping we would be lucky. Unfortunately, the Penguins must have been tipped off as none could be seen. However, what we did see was equally impressive. As the sun started to rise over the Tasman Sea, it transformed the sky to a beautiful orange making it perfect conditions for photography. We took some really great shots including this one above.
We would eventually spend a very relaxing month in Takaka, the biggest ‘town’ in Golden Bay and although we never got to see Penguins, we did see baby seals!