Flowering Southern Rata


At the tip of the South Island lies the tranquil Karamea region. Thick stands of native forest burst into colour during early summer with the flowering of the Southern Rata. A green blanket is offset by red and yellow hues.

Karamea, New Zealand

Nikon D70, Nikkor 70–200mm VR, 1/125, f6.3

by Paul Kettel, Auckland, New Zealand