Is This Heaven on Earth? Amateur Photographer Captures Breathtaking Images of New Zealand’s South Island

Antony Harrison, an amateur photographer has described New Zealand’s South Island as his favourite place on earth after travelling around the world for the past 14 years.

The man from Manchester only began shooting with a DSLR camera five years ago.

“I loved to capture images from all over the world, printing them off and hanging them up between trips when I was back home to save up for the next one,” said Harrison.

When travelling through New Zealand he fell in love with the country’s beauty and the Kiwis.

“New Zealand for me encapsulates everything you want from travel in one small place – incredible mountains, paradise beaches, all manner of strange natural features such as boiling pools of mud, a beach with steaming hot water pools on it, glaciers and deserts to make you think you’re in the Sahara, to name but a few,” said the photographer.

“The locals are incredibly friendly”.

“I also love the pace of life, no one seems to be in any particular hurry (except in Auckland perhaps) the generosity and kindness of the people seem to have no ends,”  said Harrison.

Antony Harrison’s Top Ten Favourite Places in New Zealand

1. Queenstown: “Possibly the most amazing place to live in the world” – “gorgeous mountain views over Lake Wakatipu, no end to adrenalin sports and awesome restaurants and bars”

2. Wanaka: “The same incredible landscape as Queenstown but just a little quieter”

3. The East Cape: The real New Zealand “with small fishing villages and lots of Maori culture”

4, The Coromandel: “Beaches with boiling hot water” and “hidden paradise beaches” 5. Cape Reinga: The Northern tip of New Zealand with as deserts, incredible ocean views and one of my favourite beaches in the world

6. Routeburn Track: 32km hiking track from Glenorchy to Milford Sound over mountain passes and spectacular lakes

7. Milford Sound: “Truly breathtaking scenery, a boat trip through the Fjord is a must”

8. Queens Charlotte Sound: “Dozens of islands and great hiking possibilities”

9. Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier: “Awe inspiring glaciers”

10. Mount Cook: “New Zealand’s highest mountain with glaciers and lakes”

Article Source: Daily Mail, Leesa Smith, August 10, 2015.

Image Source: Wikipedia

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