Photograph by Jessica Smith


Koekohe Beach, in Otago on the East Coast, of the South Island of New Zealand, is known for it’s boulders. Named in their own right as the Moeraki Boulders, these beautiful spherical boulders lie tumbled on the beach. It is no wonder the Maori have their own myth of a capsized waka (canoe) leaving these calabashes (baskets) and kumura (sweet potatoe) scattered across the beach. 

This particular day I was out on a photography trip with my daughter, herself an aspiring photographer. Arriving at mid-day we were so blessed to find this amazing light. We felt like it was the day’s beginning and a fantastic day of photography stretched before us in this beautiful landscape.

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