Into the Beech Forests of New Zealand

Kiwi country is rightfully known the world over for majestic mountains and rivers. But we were also blown away by the Southern beech forests we hiked through to get to those mountains. These were some of the most ridiculously moss-draped woods we’d ever seen. And always present were the ever popular orange blazes marking the track; sometimes necessary, sometimes not. It’s funny that we were so surprised at how much photography we ended up doing in the woods. What was supposed to be a quick bolt to the alpine often turned into hours working with the textures, patterns and lighting of the beech forests. A solid reminder that it’s the journey, not the destination that’s really important.


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