Many would claim that the Routeburn track surpasses even the world renowned Milford. If you follow the rainfall in Fiordland at all and considering the Milford requires booking months in advance I think you would come round to their way of thinking very fast. This view is a stone's throw from the Lake MacKenzie hut. After a dip in this glacial lake I have a new respect for hypothermia.
This image from 2008 is one of the first landscapes I photographed. It was from a week of amazing skies. At the time I didn't realise how lucky I'd been. Some of the finest real estate in New Zealand has been built on the shores of Lake Hayes. Who wouldn't want this view? There's a breathtaking but easy walk around the lake that takes about 2 hours.
Photographers travel across the world to photograph this famous tree on the shores of Lake Wanaka. This viewpoint requires a moderate lake level, wading into the icy cold water and positioning ones camera to skim just above the surface of the lake.