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Sunset Sunday #10

Did you see this fiery sunset a couple of weeks ago?  It lit up the whole sky with a lava glow and it lasted quite a while.  It has been a while since I’ve seen such a dramatic sunset over Westshore.  It was such a surprise, since it looked so gray & clouded over just moments before the sun set.

A fiery red sunset over Westshore, Hawke's Bay.

A fiery red sunset over Westshore, Hawke’s Bay.

A fiery red sunset over Westshore, Hawke's Bay.

A fiery red sunset over Westshore, Hawke’s Bay.

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Sunset Sunday #6

Often sunsets last only a few minutes.  This sunset, on the other hand, seemed to linger long after it should have.  When I turned to leave, I realized it was practically dark!  It’s pretty rare for me to capture street lights in my sunset images.  The intensity of the pinks & reds was amazing.

A blazing pink sunset over Westshore, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

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Sheep & Snow

I went hunting for sheep & snow.  It only took me an hour’s drive out of Napier.  Our back-country is quite beautiful right now.  The snowy mountain back-drop was just what I was looking for.  The livestock in New Zealand get to enjoy such amazing views.

I was surprised to see so many lambs dotted around the hillsides.  Spring is just around the corner!

Snowy mountain range with sheep & cattle in Hawke's Bay pastures.

A beautiful winter’s day in Hawke’s Bay back country.

Twin lambs with their mother in Hawke's Bay.

Lambs with their mother in Hawke’s Bay.

Green rolling hills with sheep & snowy mountain ranges.

A beautiful winter’s day in Hawke’s Bay back country.

A beautiful winter’s day in Hawke’s Bay back country.For more images of Hawke’s Bay back-country & HB sheep, please visit my website.

Golden Winter Waves

Once in a while, we are lucky to have both waves & a strong northwesterly wind, which adds the wonderful back-spray.  To this add the golden light of sunset highlighting the wave break & a dusting of snow on the lower ranges.  All these elements came together for about 7 minutes!  But it made it worth being out in the cold wind.

Waves in the golden glow of a winter sunset over Hawke's Bay.

Waves in the golden glow of a winter sunset over Hawke’s Bay.

Waves in the golden glow of a winter sunset over Hawke's Bay.

Waves in the golden glow of a winter sunset over Hawke’s Bay.

Waves in the golden glow of a winter sunset over Hawke's Bay.

Waves in the golden glow of a winter sunset over Hawke’s Bay.

Waves in the golden glow of a winter sunset over Hawke's Bay.

Waves in the golden glow of a winter sunset over Hawke’s Bay.

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Just Visiting

Look who came visiting here in Westshore. This baby NZ fur seal had been relaxing in the winter sunshine for a while. It’s coat was fuzzy & completely dry. It is such a treat to see animals out in nature.

The NZ Department of Conservation states: “New Zealand fur seals can be distinguished from sea lions by their pointy nose and smaller size. In New Zealand, fur seals also tend to be found on Rocky shorelines, whereas sea lions prefer sandy beaches.”

A baby New Zealand fur seal (kekeno) relaxing in the warmth of the winter sunshine at Westshore.

A baby New Zealand fur seal (kekeno) relaxing in the warmth of the winter sunshine at Westshore.

A baby New Zealand fur seal (kekeno) relaxing in the warmth of the winter sunshine at Westshore.

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Morning at Ahuriri Harbour

A beautiful winter morning along Ahuriri Harbour, the fisherman were bringing in their catch. The fish were so big, they needed to use a crane!  I’ve seen this before, so I know it happens quite often, but each time I see it, I’m impressed.

Sunrise is reflected on the water at Ahuriri Harbour.

Sunrise is reflected on the water at Ahuriri Harbour.

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Fishermen bringing in their catch by crane at Ahuriri Harbour.