Graeme L Scott

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Anemone nemorosa is an early-spring flowering plant in the buttercup family Ranunculaceae, native to Europe. Common names include wood anemone, windflower, thimbleweed, and smell fox, an allusion to the musky smell of the leaves. It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing 5–15 centimetres (2–6 in) tall. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anemone_nemorosa EyeEm EyeEm Selects Anemone Flower Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Nature Petal White Color
Magnolia stellata, sometimes called the star magnolia, is a slow-growing shrub or small tree native to Japan. It bears large, showy white or pink flowers in early spring, before its leaves open. This species is closely related to the Kobushi magnolia (Magnolia kobus), and is treated by many botanists as a variety or even a cultivar of that. However, Magnolia stellata was accepted as a distinct species in the 1998 monograph by Hunt. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia_stellata EyeEm Best Shots EyeEm Nature Lover Magnolia Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Nature Petal White Color
This extremely rare NZ parrot is about to raise it's head and howl like a dog to the delight of visitors. Sirocco (hatched 23 March 1997) is a kakapo, a large nocturnal parrot, and one of the few remaining kakapo in the world. He achieved individual fame following an incident on the BBC television series Last Chance to See in which he attempted to mate with zoologist Mark Carwardine. Subsequent featuring of the incident on television channels around the world and on YouTube resulted in Sirocco becoming internationally known. In his home country of New Zealand, Sirocco has attracted thousands of people during 'personal' appearances. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirocco_(parrot) EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm Gallery Feathers Beauty In Nature Bird Orokonui Parrot Sirocco
This camellia is of Japanese origin from the Kantô area and old trees are plentiful around Shikoku. First listed and illustrated by the Yokohama Nursery Co in their 1905 catalogue as Camellia japonica grandiflora. As this name had previously been used in the Floricultural Cabinet in 1826 it is invalid for this camellia. The Japanese name Sodekakushi does not appear to be published before 1912. It was imported into England by Gauntlett’s Nursery from the Yokahama Nursery Company and renamed Gauntlettii In the Gauntlett Nursery Catalogue, 1909-1910. Described as a new Japanese camellia, large, single, white flowers, 10-12.5 cm across when expanded, with a tuft of rich, golden stamens. A flower of good substance, of delicious, soft appearance. https://humecamellia.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/the-family-tree-camellia-japonica-gauntlettii-and-the-man-behind-the-camellia-george-edward-luckman-gauntlett/ Camellia EyeEm EyeEm Nature Lover Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Nature White Color Yellow
Fritillaria meleagris is a Eurasian species of flowering plant in the lily family. Its common names include snake's head fritillary, snake's head (the original English name), chess flower, frog-cup, guinea-hen flower, guinea flower, leper lily (because its shape resembled the bell once carried by lepers), Lazarus bell, chequered lily, chequered daffodil, drooping tulip or, in northern Europe, simply fritillary. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritillaria_meleagris EyeEm Nature Lover EyeEm Best Shots Beautiful EyeEm Nature Lover Fritillaria Meleagris Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Nature Petal Photography
The yellow-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus) is a large cockatoo native to the south-east of Australia measuring 55–65 cm (22–26 in) in length. It has a short crest on the top of its head. Its plumage is mostly brownish black and it has prominent yellow cheek patches and a yellow tail band. The body feathers are edged with yellow giving a scalloped appearance. The adult male has a black beak and pinkish-red eye-rings, and the female has a bone-coloured beak and grey eye-rings. In flight, yellow-tailed black cockatoos flap deeply and slowly, and with a peculiar heavy fluid motion. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow-tailed_black_cockatoo Cockatoo Animal Head  Beak Bird Black Close-up Feather  Looking At Camera
The firefinches (Lagonosticta) are a genus of African birds in the Estrildidae family. The genus Lagonosticta was introduced by the German ornithologists Jean Cabanis in 1851.[1] The type species was subsequently designated as the African firefinch.[2] The name combines the Ancient Greek words lagōn "flank" and stiktos "spotted".[3] The genus contains 11 species. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefinch Animal Animals In Captivity Bird Branch Cage Close-up Firefinch Perching
Pulsatilla vulgaris (pasque flower, pasqueflower, common pasque flower, European pasqueflower, Dane's blood) is a species of flowering plant belonging to the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae), found locally on calcareous grassland in Europe.[2] It was considered part of the Anemone genus, to which it is closely related. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulsatilla_vulgaris Pulsatilla Vulgaris Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Macro Petal Purple
The flowering plant genus Ipheion (starflower, spring starflower) belongs to Allioideae, a subfamily of the family Amaryllidaceae.[2] The World Checklist of Selected Plant Families no longer recognize the genus, regarding it as a synonym of Tristagma,[3] although The Plant List accepts two species. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipheion Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Ipheion Petal Stamen Yellow
Magnolia campbellii is a medium-sized to large deciduous tree growing to 30 m, rarely to 45 m, tall, with smooth grey bark. The leaves are 10–23 cm (rarely to 33 cm) long and 4.5–10 cm (rarely to 14 cm) broad, fuzzy underneath and with an acute apex. The flowers are very large, 15–25 cm (rarely 35 cm) diameter, with 12-16 tepals, which vary from white to dark pink. They appear very early, before the leaves, opening from late winter to early spring. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia_campbellii Magnolia Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Macro Petal White Color
The blue-and-yellow macaw (Ara ararauna), also known as the blue-and-gold macaw, is a large South American parrot with blue top parts and yellow under parts. It is a member of the large group of neotropical parrots known as macaws. It inhabits forest (especially varzea, but also in open sections of terra firme or unflooded forest), woodland and savannah of tropical South America. They are popular in aviculture because of their striking color, ability to talk, ready availability in the marketplace, and close bonding to humans. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue-and-yellow_macaw Animal Head  Bird Cage Close-up Gold And Blue Macaw Macaw Parrot Perching
The scarlet macaw (Ara macao) is a large red, yellow, and blue South American parrot, a member of a large group of Neotropical parrots called macaws. It is native to humid evergreen forests of tropical South America. Range extends from south-eastern Mexico to the Peruvian Amazon, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela and Brazil in lowlands of 500 m (1,640 ft) (at least formerly) up to 1,000 m (3,281 ft). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarlet_macaw Animal Wildlife Beak Bird Close-up Macaw Multi Colored Nature Parrot Red Scarlet Macaw
The red-winged parrot (Aprosmictus erythropterus), is a parrot native to Australia and Papua New Guinea. It is found in grasslands, savannah, farmland, and woodland. The red-winged parrot is typically about 30 to 33 cm (12–13 in) in length. Both sexes have bright red wings and a bright green body. The male birds have a black nape, lower blue back and rump with a yellow tip on their tail, an orange bill and grey feet. The female birds have a yellowish-green body and the wings have red and pink trimmings. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-winged_parrot Green Color Red Animal Animal Wildlife Bird Close-up Parrot Parrots
The crested pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes) is a bird found widely throughout mainland Australia except for the far northern tropical areas. Only two Australian pigeon species possess an erect crest, the crested pigeon and the spinifex pigeon. The crested pigeon is the larger of the two species. The crested pigeon is sometimes referred to as a topknot pigeon, a common name shared with the reddish crested Lopholaimus antarcticus of Eastern Australia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crested_pigeon Animal Beak Bird Close-up Crested Pigeon Gray Nature Side View
The kea is a large, strong-flying, olive-green parrot with scarlet underwings and a slender grey-black bill. Sexually dimorphic, female body mass is about 20% less than males and the bill is shorter. Juveniles have yellow ceres and eyelids, which fade to grey as the bird matures. The commonest call is a long, loud, high-pitched descending cry which may be broken “kee-ee-aa-aa”, or unbroken “keeeeeaaaa”. Many quiet contact calls are given. Juvenile calls are less stable in tone, being more of a loud uncontrolled whooping or squealing. http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/kea Alpine Green Color Animal Bird Close-up Kea Nature Parrot
Crocus (English plural: crocuses or croci) is a genus of flowering plants in the iris family comprising 90 species of perennials growing from corms. Many are cultivated for their flowers appearing in autumn, winter, or spring. The spice saffron is obtained from the stigmas of Crocus sativus, an autumn-blooming species. Crocuses are native to woodland, scrub, and meadows from sea level to alpine tundra in central and southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, on the islands of the Aegean, and across Central Asia to Xinjiang Province in western China. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocus Beauty In Nature Close-up Crocus Daffodils Flower Flower Head Flowerbed Grass Petal Purple
A cherry blossom is the flower of any of several trees of genus Prunus, particularly the Japanese cherry, Prunus serrulata, which is called sakura after the Japanese (桜 or 櫻; さくら).[1][2][3] Currently they are widely distributed, especially in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere including Japan, Nepal, India, Taiwan, Korea, China, West Siberia, Iran and Afghanistan.[4][5] Along with the chrysanthemum, the cherry blossom is considered the national flower of Japan. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_blossom Cherry Blossom Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Macro Petal Springtime
The spotted shag and closely related Pitt Island shag are the only yellow-footed shag species endemic to New Zealand. Adult spotted shags in breeding plumage are elegant and colourful, sporting a Mohican-like double crest, bright green-blue facial skin and blue eye rings. The species gets its name from the small black spots that appear near the tip of each back and wing covert feather during the breeding season. Spotted shags are entirely marine, breeding on the coasts of the North, South and Stewart Islands, and feeding in waters out to 16 km. Outside the breeding season, spotted shags form large feeding and roosting flocks of up to 2000 birds. http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/spotted-shag Spotted Shag Taioroa Head Animal Wildlife Bird Black Color Nest New Zealand Rock
The white-faced heron is a medium-sized heron with primarily blue-grey plumage. As the name suggests it has white on the face and the front of its neck. The back is medium blue-grey with the chest and underside more brown-toned. In breeding plumage, white-faced herons have strap-like grey plumes on the back, and shorter pinkish brown plumes on the breast. The dagger-like bill is dark grey, dull yellow at the base, and the legs are pale yellow. In flight the white-faced heron usually tucks its head back towards its shoulders in the characteristic heron posture, but it will also fly with the neck out-stretched. Its open wings show contrast between the pale grey fore-wing and dark grey main flight feathers on both the upper and lower surfaces. Immature birds lack the white face. http://www.nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/white-faced-heron Hoopers Inlet Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Bird Grass Gray Heron Heron Nature
The pied stilt is a medium-large wader with very long pink legs and a long, fine, black bill. The body is mainly white with black back and wings, and black on the back of the head and neck. In flight the white body and black on the back of the neck are conspicuous. The underside of the wings is black, and the long pink legs trailing behind are diagnostic. Juvenile birds look similar to adults but the back of the head and neck are mottled fawn or brown and off-white and there is no black band. The wings are not quite as black as in the mature bird. http://www.nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/pied-stilt Hoopers Inlet Otago Peninsula Tidal Wetlands Animals In The Wild Bird New Zealand Pied Stilt Reflection
Very large, snow white, semi-double, peony-like blooms contrast beautifully against the glossy, dark green foliage. Excellent as an evergreen specimen in a woodland garden, as a privacy screen, or in a container. Cut flowers are lovely floating in a bowl of water. A prized mid-to late season bloomer for milder regions. https://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/573/swan-lake-camellia/ Camellia Beauty In Nature Extreme Close-up Flower Flower Head Macro Petal White Color
Miniature Daffodils are diminutive versions of standard daffodils. They have been selected or cultivated from existing species or varieties, and retain the basic form, blooming habits, colours, and the hardiness of these standard varieties. For example, "Little Gem" and "King Alfred" are both varieties which belong to Division 1 (Trumpet Daffodils). "Little Gem" resembles "King Alfred" in all respects except size, to the extent that it is sometimes even sold under the name "Mini King Alfred". http://www.theplantexper Beauty In Nature Close-up Daffodil Flower Macro Petal Pollen Yellow
A hardy, dense shrub that is suited to many uses. Considered slow growing, they eventually fill out to be wonderful fillers or hedges and provide colour in those dull winter months. http://www.mooresvalleynurseries.co.nz/page/catalogue.aspx?prodid=314BE419-AA5D-4F03-993D-B73DEAA20776 Camellia Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Macro Petal Red
Many of the bees in New Zealand are introduced honeybees and bumblebees, brought here to pollinate crops. But amongst the 41 species found here, there are 28 little-known native bees. These bees, which range in size from 4-12 millimetres long, belong to three different genera: Leioproctus, Hylaeus and Lasioglossum. The diversity of bees here is very low compared to most other countries. https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ourchangingworld/audio/20174685/new-zealand%27s-smallest-bees Native Bee Close-up Endemic Flower Insect Macro Yellow
It is an evergreen shrub or small tree. The leaves are bright green, 10–25 millimetres (0.39–0.98 in) long, oval with a rounded or notched tip.[2][3] The species was first described from Japanese cultivated plants of an unknown origin; these are dwarf shrubs that only grow to a height of 1 metre (3 ft 3 in), possessing small leaves less than 18 millimetres (0.71 in) long. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buxus_microphylla Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Macro Petal Stamen Yellow
Single flowers are arranged along an elongated, unbranched axis (raceme) forming a lax inflorescence produced on terminal branches which clamber up neighbouring plants for support. Usually Diascia patens has a smattering of small dark pink flowers, however there are forms from the Little Karoo with salmon blooms. http://pza.sanbi.org/diascia-patens Beauty In Nature Close-up Diascia Patens Flower Flower Head Macro Petal Pink Color
Diplotaxis erucoides is an herbaceous plant up to 20–60 cm tall, with green, erect stem, sparsely pubescent, and pinnatisect leaves up to 15 cm long. It has racemes of white flowers with four 6–8 mm petals, four sepals, six stamens and a style with green stigma. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diplotaxis_erucoides Green Stigma Macro Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Petal White Color Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Petal White Color
Large trusses of bright red bell shaped blooms appear from late winter. Dark green foliage and an erect open habit. Plant in semi-shade with acid soil for best results however 'Cornubia' is known to cope with more sun that many other cultivars. https://www.wairere.co.nz/shrubs/All/Rhododendron-Cornubia Rhododendron Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Macro Petal Pink Color
A strong growing compact shrub that blooms heavy with dark red buds that open to pale pink. Its new foliage is reddish changing to medium green in summer. Excellent as a focal point in any landscape or can be planted as a small growing hedge. This vigorous grower is one of the nicest forms available. http://www.historyland.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/plants.plantDetail/plant_id/65/index.htm Pieris Japonica Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Macro Petal White Color
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Blueskin Bay is an estuary about 25km north of Dunedin named after Te Hikututu and his nephew Kahutin because of all their Tā Moko (traditional Maori tattoos). <a href="https://www.dunedinnz.com/visit/see-and-do/beaches/blueskin-bay" rel="nofollow">www.dunedinnz.com/visit/see-and-do/beaches/blueskin-bay</a> Blueskin Bay, Otago Peninsula Beauty In Nature Estuary Fog Landscape Scenics - Nature Sky Sunset
Gladiolus (from Latin, the diminutive of gladius, a sword,[2]) is a genus of perennial cormous flowering plants in the iris family (Iridaceae).[3] It is sometimes called the 'sword lily', but is usually called by its generic name (plural gladioli).[4] The genus occurs in Asia, Mediterranean Europe, South Africa, and tropical Africa. The center of diversity is in the Cape Floristic Region.[5] The genera Acidanthera, Anomalesia, Homoglossum, and Oenostachys, formerly considered distinct, are now included in Gladiolus. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladiolus Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Flowering Plant Macro Petal Red
Camellia reticulata (syn. C. heterophylla[3]) is a species of Camellia native to southwestern China, in Yunnan Province. The wild populations are restricted to mixed mountain forest in western and central Yunnan.[1] It is a loosely branched shrub or small tree, which can grow up to 10 to 15 meters (33 to 49 ft) in height.[4] The leaves are elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 5–11 centimetres (2.0–4.3 in) long and 4–5.5 centimetres (1.6–2.2 in) wide. The flowers are 7–10 centimetres (2.8–3.9 in) in diameter, or larger in some cultivars, soft-pink to deep-pink and rarely almost white, with 5–7 petals or more in some cultivars,[5] and are produced in sub-terminal or axillary positions on the branch.[5] The fruit is a light brown, three-segmented capsule, about 5 centimetres (2.0 in) in diameter that ripens in the fall[6] This Camellia is very susceptible to cold weather and has a late blooming season; August through October in the southern hemisphere and March through May in the northern hemisphere. <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camellia_reticulata" rel="nofollow">en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camellia_reticulata</a> Anthers Beauty In Nature Camel Close-up Flower Macro Nature Yellow
The branches of this erect, 1.2-2 m tall bush are clothed with leathery, hair-covered narrow leaves, which become crowded at the branch tips. Each branch ends in a flattened flowerhead, comprising rings of feathery bracts amongst which the tiny flowers nestle. These flowers are white with long brownish tips and have a faint cinnamon scent. They flower in autumn and winter (May to August), but the flowers themselves are not particularly noticeable unless viewed from close up. It is the buff or grey-coloured bracts amongst which they are situated that attract attention. http://pza.sanbi.org/phylica-pubescens South Africa Beauty In Nature Close-up Feathery Leaves Flower Macro Phylica Pubescens White Background
Narcissus is a genus of predominantly spring perennial plants of the Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis) family. Various common names including daffodil,[Note 1] daffadowndilly,[3] narcissus, and jonquil are used to describe all or some members of the genus. Narcissus has conspicuous flowers with six petal-like tepals surmounted by a cup- or trumpet-shaped corona. The flowers are generally white or yellow (also orange or pink in garden varieties), with either uniform or contrasting coloured tepals and corona. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissus_(plant) Close-up Daffodil Flower Flower Head Nature Petal White Color Yellow
Rhododendron /ˌroʊdəˈdɛndrən/ (from Ancient Greek ῥόδον rhódon "rose" and δένδρον déndron "tree")[3][4] is a genus of 1,024 species of woody plants in the heath family (Ericaceae), either evergreen or deciduous, and found mainly in Asia, although it is also widespread throughout the highlands of the Appalachian Mountains of North America. It is the national flower of Nepal. Most species have brightly coloured flowers which bloom from late winter through to early summer. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhododendron Rhododendron Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Nature Petal Pink Color
Papanui Inlet is the northernmost of two large inlets in the Pacific coast of Otago Peninsula, in the South Island of New Zealand. The inlet's name is of Māori origin, and means large plain (papa, flat land, and nui, big).[1] The name originally referred to the area of dunes and mudflats immediately to the north of the inlet, but was transferred to the inlet itself at the time of European settlement on the peninsula.[2] The inlet was also known by Māori as Makahoe. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papanui_Inlet Papanui Inlet Otago Peninsula Beauty In Nature Cloud - Sky Landscape New Zealand Scenics - Nature Sky Tidal
Victory Beach is located on the Pacific Ocean coast of the Otago Peninsula, in the South Island of New Zealand, 24 kilometres (15 mi) by road from Dunedin city centre. The longest beach on the peninsula, Victory Beach is located northeast of the entrance to Papanui Inlet and stretches for 3.5 kilometres. It is backed by a series of high sand dunes. The beach's name derives from the wreck of the SS Victory on the beach in 1861. The beach and headlands to the north and south form Wickliffe Bay. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victory_Beach Beach Beauty In Nature Cloud - Sky Land Landscape New Zealand Non-urban Scene Scenics - Nature Sea Victory Beach Otago Peninsula
The wooden tower was replaced in 1954 by a steel latticework tower and a new mains powered electric beacon. 4 The old tower was offered to the Dunedin City as a historical monument but was refused so it was demolished. 17 The new tower didn't last due to salt water corrosion and was replaced again in 1966 1 1967 17 with the old Kaipara North Head lantern room, which had been stored in Wellington since 1948. Because Cape Saunders sits on a cliff-top, no tower is necessary, and the former Kaipara North Head lantern simply sits on the ground. The light was fully automated in April 1980. In June of 2006, the lighthouse was again replaced, this time with a modern aluminum tower. The backup diesel generator was removed and new battery pack was installed to supply backup power if the mains power fails. http://www.newzealandlighthouses.com/cape_saunders.htm Lighthouse Cape Saunders Otago Peninsula N Cliff Day Horizon Over Water Land Rock Rock - Object Rocky Coastline Scenics - Nature Sea Sky Water
Flowers axillary or subterminal, solitary or paired. Pedicel ca. 4 mm, stout, thickened toward apex, hispidulous; bracteoles 2 or 3, persistent, bluntly triangular to broadly ovate, 2.5-3 mm, outside yellowish brown pubescent, inside sericeous, margin ciliolate. Calyx cupular, 5-6 mm; lobes 5, persistent, broadly ovate to suborbicular, 3-4 mm, thickly crustaceous, outside densely yellowish brown pubescent, inside sericeous, margin thin and ciliolate. http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=242309931 Anther Camellia Beauty In Nature Flower Flower Head Macro Petal Yellow
'Harmony' is a dwarf, bulbous plant, to 12cm in height, with erect, linear, mid-green leaves. The early spring flowers are royal-blue with a striped white throat and bright yellow central band on the falls. The crests have a slightly feathered edge, creating a softly-ruffled effect. https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/94962/Iris-Harmony-(Reticulata)/Details Iris Flower Macro Photography Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Petal Purple
Hepatica nobilis, liverleaf, is a small herbaceous perennial in the buttercup family. It is native to the eastern United States and to central and eastern Canada. It grows to 10 cm (4 in) tall and broad. It blooms in early spring, with white, pink, or blue flowers strongly resembling anemones. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hepatica_nobilis Hepatica Nobilis Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Macro Petal Purple
Crocus (English plural: crocuses or croci) is a genus of flowering plants in the iris family comprising 90 species of perennials growing from corms. Many are cultivated for their flowers appearing in autumn, winter, or spring. The spice saffron is obtained from the stigmas of Crocus sativus, an autumn-blooming species. Crocuses are native to woodland, scrub, and meadows from sea level to alpine tundra in central and southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, on the islands of the Aegean, and across Central Asia to Xinjiang Province in western China. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocus Beauty In Nature Close-up Crocus Flower Flower Head Petal Purple Yellow
E. characias subsp. wulfenii is an erect, sparsely-branched medium-sized sub-shrub with oblong, grey-green leaves and large, rounded heads of greenish-yellow flowers. https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/99051/i-Euphorbia-characias-i-subsp-i-wulfenii-i/Details Euphorbia Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Green Color Macro Nature
Callistemon 'Rocky Rambler' is an evergreen low growing shrub with fine thin leaves and bright red brush flowers with yellow tipped stamens. It flowers in summer, and attracts birds and insects. https://www.homedesigndirectory.com.au/gardening/plant-finder/plant-descriptions/callistemon-pearsonii/rocky-rambler/?plant-id=1453 Callistemon Beauty In Nature Close-up Flower Flower Head Flowering Plant Macro Red
Hoopers Inlet is one of two large inlets in the Pacific coast of Otago Peninsula, in the South Island of New Zealand. The origin of the name is a little confused; there was an early settler family called Hooper who lived nearby, but the name appears on charts made prior to their arrival in the area. A. W. Reed has suggested that the name is a corruption of "Cooper's Inlet", named for Daniel Cooper, the ship's captain of the Unity, which operated in the area during the Peninsula's years as a base for sealers.[2] The inlet was on a traditional Māori route for collecting shellfish, which ran from Otakou to what is now St. Clair.[3] The Māori name for the inlet was Puke-tu-roto, meaning either "hills standing around a lake" or "hills standing inland". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoopers_Inlet Hoopers Inlet Otago Peninsula Cloud - Sky Landscape New Zealand Sky Sunset Tidal
Sandfly Bay is a sandy bay with large dunes, located on the eastern side of the Otago Peninsula, New Zealand, 15 km east of central Dunedin. The bay is accessed from Seal Point Road or a walking track from Sandymount. At the northeastern end of the bay the Department of Conservation (DOC) has constructed wooden hides for the public and DOC staff to view yellow-eyed penguin, Megadyptes antipodes, activity without disturbance. The beach is a popular site for the Hooker's sea lion, Phocarctos hookeri, to bask on the sand. It is also an excellent site for washed up Durvillea antarctica (kelp) to be found. The bay is often thought by locals to have been named for a small biting insect known as the sandfly, but this is incorrect. It was named for the sand which, given the windy nature of this coast, flies from the tall dunes surrounding the bay. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandfly_Bay Beach Beauty In Nature Cloud - Sky Grass Landscape New Zealand Sandfly Bay Scenics - Nature Sea Sky
From the carpark, follow the path through a shady macrocarpa avenue to open paddocks beyond. The easy path takes in wide open coastal views as it heads to a spur trail to a worthwhile lookout over The Chasm - dramatic cliffs that have been eroded by the sea below. Head back to the main trail and continue on for views of Lovers Leap, a sea arch with the ocean crashing underneath. The volcanic cliffs that surround Lovers Leap form a popular area for rock climbers, who may be seen below, so definitely don't throw anything over the edge. https://www.hikingprojec Dunedin New Zealand Beauty In Nature Grass High Angle View Lovers Leap Rock Rock - Object Rock Formation Sea Water
Cape Saunders is a prominent headland on the Pacific Ocean coast of the Otago Peninsula in New Zealand's South Island. It is home to the Cape Saunders Lighthouse. The Cape was named by Captain James Cook in 1770, in honour of Sir Charles Saunders, under whom Cook had served in Canada. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Saunders Beauty In Nature Cape Saunders Otago Peninsula N Grass Horizon Over Water Scenics - Nature Sea Sky Tranquil Scene
From the car park, a four-wheel drive track leads along a spooky avenue of macrocarpa pines to a gate by an old farm building. Follow the track over farmland to a signposted junction. A poled track to the right leads to the Lovers Leap viewpoint, while a poled track to the left leads to the Chasm. Both these locations are very impressive, being sheer drops of 200m. https://tramper.nz/1412/lovers-leap-and-the-chasm/ Architecture Building Built Structure Cloud - Sky Grass Landscape Old Shearingshed Sky Wood - Material