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With 2017 drawing to a close its time to reflect on the year and start planning for 2018. Its been a busy year for me this year with lots of exciting news along the way.  It's mainly been macro work this year, and as much as I would have liked it to be more storm and...

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NZ Geographic Photographer of the Year 2017

Very excited to get the news that one of my little Jumpy Spiders has been selected as a finalist in the NZ Geographic Photographer of the Year 2017. (UPDATE: Little spidy won the 'Resene Colour Award' in the NZ Geographic Photographer of the Year 2017) You can view...

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Happy Place

I discovered last week that I have a workmate who has a pond on their property and that they were happy for me to hang out for the day at their place. Such excitement as I pulled up and spotted all the frog weed, signaling an ideal frog habitat. Although the frogs...

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Summers Getting Closer

It is an exciting time of year here in the Southern Hemisphere as we are part way through Spring and all the insects are now starting to emerge. Although we are currently in unstable weather with a lot of rain mixed with fine, there still seems to be lots of new...

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Visiting A Live Volcano

Whakaari / White Island - is an active andesite stratovolcano. Situated 48 km off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, in the Bay of Plenty. It is New Zealand's most active cone volcano, and has been built up by continuous volcanic activity over the past...

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Magnificent Magnolias

Couldn't let a rainy day stop me from getting my photography fix, so went to a local garden during my lunch break and found some amazing magnolia trees in full bloom, covered in raindrops Magnolia is a large genus of about 210 flowering plant species in the subfamily...

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Video Feature

Wildlife - Jo Ottey

Take a look at our latest video highlighting some of the incredible wildlife photography from Jo Ottey Photography. You can find more of Jo's images on Picfair:

Posted by Picfair on Tuesday, September 12, 2017


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